With the release of Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update, building Windows Phone 7 app on Windows 8 is now possible. I decided to jump on and try out Windows 8 while building my Windows Phone app, but I hit the wall right after I install Windows 8, Visual Studio and all the SDK then compile my Windows Phone app. Visual Studio told me that Microsoft.Xna.Framework.dll (which is use to play sound in my Silverlight app) is not found.
Aren’t the new 7.1.1 update suppose to make everything all right? It turn out that there are some problems with XNA which didn’t get installed when I run Windows Phone SDK 7.1. After some searching on the net and I found the solution for this. Just simple follow the following step by step:
- Download and install Zune Software (if you haven’t install)
- Download and install Games for Windows Marketplace Client
- Download and install Windows Phone SDK 7.1
- Download and install Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update
Oh, just in case you installed everything but without the Games for Windows Marketplace Client, you will need to repeat the step 2 to 4 (if you haven’t install Zune, then you need to repeat step 1 to 4).
Although everything work perfectly OK, but the emulator is a little bit lag compare running on Windows 7 which was a known issue in Windows 8.