Create Windows Phone 8.0 apps on Visual Studio 2013

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Windows phone development is very confusing due to various flavors and versions of Visual Studio. I was confused whether to use 2012 or 2013, express vs professional and on top of that there are various templates to confuse you even more.   After deciding to take stab at 2013 professional version of Visual Studio I couldn't figure our how to create a project for Windows Phone 8 since by default all the projects were targeted only for windows 8.1. I instaleld Visual studio 2012 … [Read more...]

A reference to a higher version or incompatible assembly cannot be added to the project

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If you face this error message while adding a reference to your project in Visual Studio try the following steps. In File Explorer go to the directory of the DLL you are trying to add as reference. Right Click and select properties Click on UnBlock Button Go to Visual Studio and again try to add the file as reference. Now you shouldn't see this issue. Note: I faced the error message "A reference to a higher version or incompatible assembly cannot be added to the project" while … [Read more...]