Building Windows 8 project fails

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06 Apr, 2014 11:49 AM

I want to build a Windows 8 project ( I use FAKE to do the building, so I set build.bat as the build script. The build script starts but fails with

"C:\projects\autocompletebox\AutoCompleteBox\AutoCompleteBox.csproj" (Build target) (1) -> C:\projects\autocompletebox\AutoCompleteBox\AutoCompleteBox.csproj(143,3): error MSB4019: The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\WindowsXaml\v12.0\Microsoft.Windows.UI.Xaml.CSharp.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

Is building Windows 8 apps not supported?

Another issue us that the build script with this failure never stops, I have to cancel it manually.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 06 Apr, 2014 05:29 PM

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    Hi Igor,

    To support building Windows Store apps we'd need to install Visual Studio Express for Windows ( which strictly depends on Windows 8.1.

    Right now we offer only one OS for build server - Windows Server 2012, however we are planning to add Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 pretty soon. Looking at recent announcements from Microsoft made on Windows Build I think demand for building Metro apps will grow and we have a strong commitment to support it. Stay tuned!

  2. 2 Posted by appveyor-accoun... on 10 May, 2015 02:21 PM

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    Are there any updates on this?

  3. igor closed this discussion on 10 May, 2015 02:24 PM.

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