Monday, May 18, 2015

WP App - Enable developer mode in Windows 10 Tech Preview

Use Visual Studio Community 2015 RC on Windows 10 Technical Preview to develop apps.

When opening a project in Visual Studio 2015 RC I am told to enable developer mode, but this mode crashes the Settings Menu.

The message in Visual Studio:

In the Settings screen choose "Update & security"

Then click "For developers"

After a few seconds the Settings screen closes without a message...

I used this page and just wanted to share my steps.

To set the developer mode use this:

Open gpedit.msc

I get two errors about:
Resource '$(string.OneDriveSettingCategory)' referenced in attribute displayName could not be found

File C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\SkyDrive.admx, line 9, column 78

I just clicked [OK] and navigated to

Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> App Package Deployment

Set the " Allows development of Windows Store apps and installing them from an integrated development environment (IDE)" 

Set it to Enabled.

Now my project loads and compiles