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VS2017 Migration

alaskanroguealaskanrogue USMember ✭✭✭
edited May 2017 in Visual Studio

I have been working on a cross-platform desktop / mobile application using Xamarin with VS2015. To meet the requirement that the application be available on the most devices, i.e. available to devices using older OS'es, should I continue using VS2015 instead of migrating the solution to VS2017?

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  • alaskanroguealaskanrogue USMember ✭✭✭
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    John, thanks for replying. In my first attempt using VS2017, I was informed that my Win8.1 Phone project was not migratable, which was not expected and lead to this question. As I said, I need to "be available on the most devices", both physically and installed OS variations.

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  • JohnMillerJohnMiller USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    @alaskanrogue,

    Unless you need to use some older version of the Xamarin tooling to compile with an older SDK/Xcode version, you can update to VS 2017 and still build applications that can run on older versions. What specifically are you concerned about and which platform?

  • alaskanroguealaskanrogue USMember ✭✭✭
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    John, thanks for replying. In my first attempt using VS2017, I was informed that my Win8.1 Phone project was not migratable, which was not expected and lead to this question. As I said, I need to "be available on the most devices", both physically and installed OS variations.

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