Today is a very exciting day: After the official release of Windows 8 (and Microsoft Surface!) on Friday, and the official release of Windows Phone 8 on Monday, the Build conference is starting! This is the conference in which we will learn all about the developer experience for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
As a partner of Microsoft, I had the privilege of trying out some of the new things early, and this gave me the opportunity to port MVVM Light to Windows Phone 8 (it was already running for Windows 8), and today I am officially publishing this new version.
Before you go and update, please note the following: V4.1 (188.8.131.52) only supports Visual Studio 2012 (and Express). If for some reason you are still using Visual Studio 2010, don’t despair! In the next few days I will publish an update supporting these versions as well. But for now, please only upgrade if you are on VS12!
That being said, here we go: The download page is available on Codeplex and you can download the updated MSI and install it. Please make sure to read the Readme HTML page that automatically opens in your web browser after the MSI completes! It contains important information on how to install selected Project and Item templates for the frameworks of your choice.
This version also support the following versions of Visual Studio:
- Visual Studio 2012 Pro, Premium, Ultimate
- Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8
- Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone 8
- Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web (Silverlight 4, Silverlight 5)
- Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop (WPF3.5, WPF4, WPF4.5)
We also support Expression Blend of course.
Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 are very very exciting opportunities for developers in the whole world. There are already a number of apps running on top of MVVM Light in the Windows Store and of course a large range of apps for Windows Phone too. With this release, we hope to support the developers and speed up application development. It is a pleasure to serve such an innovative and creative community!