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Target WP7.1 from VS2012 using v4.x of MVVM Light

Dec 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I'm using VS2012 Premium and I've tried installing both :

MVVM Light Toolkit v4.1 for VS2012 (v4.1.24.0)


MVVM Light Toollkit V4 RTM (v4.0.23.4)

and then followed the steps to install the Project templates but I'm unable to create a new project targeting WP7.1 or 7.5, the only project target I can see is for WP8.

I need to target WP7.1 (customer requirement) and was hoping to use a project template to help me get started with understanding this framework.

Have I missed a step or maybe used the wrong installer?

Any help appreciated,



Dec 23, 2012 at 2:34 PM
Edited Jan 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM


Working on a new installer, not quite ready yet. Here is a link to a new VSIX with the templates you need.

Please uninstall the old VSIX first. For this, go to Visual Studio / Tools / Extensions and Updates / then select MVVM Light and click Uninstall.

Then double click this VSIX:

You'll need to restart VS 12 to see the changes.



Dec 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Laurent, thanks for the very quick response and the link to the updated VSIX which works a treat

Seasons greetings and I hope you get to enjoy the Xmas break!



Dec 23, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Thanks, happy it works!

Seasons greetings to you too.


Jan 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Thanks Laurent for all your hard work on MVVM.

I was wondering if a similar fixed VSIX exists for VS 2012 Express for WinPhone?




Jan 22, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Hi Laurent, could you upload again the VSIX Template for WP7.1, it's seems you delete it.

Me need it, and maybe other people need it too.




Jan 22, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Edited Jan 22, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Sorry, not sure what happened. I updated the link here above. The new link is


Jan 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Thanks Laurent for the quick response,

I cannot Install the template, didn't read that Gareth using VS2012 Premium. And the VS that I am using right now is VS2012 Express for Windows Phone. Do MVVM Light v4.1.24.0 support targetting the WP7.1 also? I install the MvvmLight.WP8Express2012, and the only template that I see is for WP8.



Jun 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM
lbugnion wrote:
Sorry, not sure what happened. I updated the link here above. The new link is Laurent
Hi Laurent,

Can you share template for Windows Phone 7.1 for Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone? By this link we only see templates for Visual Studie 2012 (not Express).
Feb 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Edited Feb 6, 2014 at 6:41 PM
Hi Laurent

The new link is broken - can you post a new one?


EDIT: Nevermind - found the right link on the official download page