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WinPhone 8 Project unavailable in Visual Studio 2015

I'm working on a Xamarin cross platform project. There is a Android and WinPhone 8 project yet. Everything worked fine. Now I moved to project to another PC. I'm working with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2015 community version. I installed the Windows Phone SDK 8 and tried to load the project in Visual Studio. The Android project is ok but on the WinPhone project there is written (unavailable) in the project explorer but the files are in the correct directory.

I also tried to install a Windows Phone 8 SDK update but I always get the message "It needs Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 to install this". I also installed Visual Studio 2013 but still get the message.

Did I miss something to install? Already tried to Repair Visual Studio 2015 but it's still the same.

Best Answer


  • kentuckerkentucker USMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do a repair on visual studio 2015. Select add new features, Make sure the windows phone 8.1 sdk is checked,

  • xWeSTxWeST USMember ✭✭

    Thanks for your answer. The Problem is it is not able to check Windows phone 8 oder 8.1 sdk in the setpup, only windows phone sdk 10

  • kentuckerkentucker USMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    You don't see this when modifying visual studio

  • xWeSTxWeST USMember ✭✭

    Nope, there is no checkbox for Windows Phone 8.0/8.1
    (I'm working on a Windows 8 PC)

  • xWeSTxWeST USMember ✭✭
    edited October 2016

    So now I installed Visul Studio 2013, there was an Checkbox for Windows Phone 8 SDK. If I open the project in VS2013 the Windows Phone project is recognized but the Android and iOS Project is not. If I open it with VS2015 Android and iOS is recognized but the Windows Phone 8 project is still (unavailable) like in the screenshot. So do I have to set a Path to the Windows Phone SDK or something like that? I could not find anything like that in the options of VS2015

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