Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
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As announced on the Building Windows 8 blog, Somasegar’s blog and Jason Zander’s blog, the Windows 8 Release Preview and an RC version of the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 are now available for download. Here is some information to help you get started installing and using these preview releases.
Here are links to help you get started downloading these preview releases:
Here are links to help you get started using the Windows 8 Release Preview:
Here are links to help you get started using the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 RC:
Notes about XNA Game Studio and Windows Phone development
If you plan to develop games and applications using XNA Game Studio and/or the Windows Phone SDK, there are a couple of important notes to keep in mind:
So XNA is abandoned too?
And what should we use now? Managed DirectX was killed, XNA is being killed, Silverlight is killed, WPF is being killed. I really won't be surprised if .Net Framework will be killed next.
Hi Ark-kun - There is a compilation of information about XNA, specifically as it relates to Windows 8, in the blog post at elybob.wordpress.com/.../xna-in-windows-8. I'd suggest taking a look at that for more details about what is and isn't supported.