Setting up TeamCity for Windows Phone 8.1 building


I have a personal server (aka Media Center), which I would like to run as a part-time teamcity server, for personal development.
I am currently working on a Windows Phone 8.1 app, but I am having a hard getting the teamcity server to build the Windows Phone assemblies.

I have had it up and running by installing Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition, but the free disk place suffered too greatly.

Does anyone have any clues as to how to get this to work without having to install VS 2015?


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Hello Thomas,

The Visual Studio (sln) build runner requires the proper version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed on the build agent. Some of our users reported that installation of several  packages is sufficient:, but we haven't tested it.
Also you can use MSBuild runner, which requires only .Net Framework installed on the build agent.

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Hello Alina,

Thank you for your quick answer. I have messed around with several solutions, and it does seem that Window Store apps requires Visual Studio.
I managed to install a Visual Studio 2015 community, and only selected to install the parts that is related to Windows Store apps.

It is downright annoying, but not your fault, it seems to be Microsoft there's at fault here.


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