Problem with the migration to WP 7 RTM from WP 7 Beta

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Last night Just I migrated to WP 7 RTM from WP 7 Beta.

Everything was working very fine and easily I could create latest WP 7 RTM applications in VS 2010 Ultimate. Then I started making quick tests with the latest templates and easily I managed to arrange those on the Emulator.

By the way the Emulator RTM seems to be much quicker and also performing well than the Beta version. In this morning I decided to setup new Silverlight 4 Toolkit for Windows Phone 7. Now when I try to start any new WP 7 RTM application from VS 2010 Ultimate, all the time I get the similar error message:

Zune software is not launched. Retry after making sure that

Zune is launched

Bizarre, cause I indeed installed Zune and its launched on my machine.

Then I gave it an attempt from Expression Blend, started the same projects.

I need to get rid of this error. Please help me.


Answered By 10 points N/A #139998

Problem with the migration to WP 7 RTM from WP 7 Beta


The most probable cause of that problem could be that you are targeting the Windows Phone instead of the Windows Phone Emulator. In the event that you install a January 2011 Update, then you will notice that the default deployment target for Windows Phone Projects in Visual Studio switches and goes to Windows Phone 7 Device. You will therefore need to change the default target so that it is the Windows Phone 7 Emulator.

Here are the steps that you will use:

  • First of all you will have to exit all Visual Studio and Windows Phone Emulator instances.

  • After that you will need to get rid all the contents of %LocalAppData%MicrosoftPhone ToolsCoreCon.

  • And then restart Visual Studio.

Hope this helps.



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