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WinRT: expanded and updated the README section on MSVC requirements

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DavidLudwig committed Sep 14, 2014
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Requirements
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- Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 -- Free, "Express" editions may be used, so long
as they include support for either "Windows Store" or "Windows Phone" apps.
(NOTE: MSVC 2013 support is pending. 2012 projects may be converted to 2013
projects by MSVC, in the meantime.)
- A valid Microsoft account -- This requirement is not imposed by SDL, but
rather by Microsoft's Visual C++ toolchain. This is required to debug apps.
* Microsoft Visual C++ (aka Visual Studio), either 2013 or 2012 versions
- Free, "Express" editions may be used, so long as they include support for
either "Windows Store" or "Windows Phone" apps. Versions marked as
supporting "Windows Desktop" development typically do not include support
for creating WinRT apps.
- Visual C++ 2012 can only build apps that target versions 8.0 of Windows, or
Windows Phone. 8.0-targetted apps will still run on devices running
8.1 editions of Windows, however they will not be able to take advantage of
8.1-specific features.
- Visual C++ 2013 can only create app projects that target 8.1 versions
of Windows, which do NOT run on 8.0 devices. An optional Visual Studio
add-in, "Tools for Maintaining Store apps for Windows 8", allows projects
that are created with Visual C++ 2012, which target 8.0 versions of Windows,
to be loaded and built with Visual C++ 2013. More details on this can be
found at the following web pages:
- [Develop apps by using Visual Studio 2013](http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211384.aspx)
- [To add the Tools for Maintaining Store apps for Windows 8](http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn263114.aspx#AddMaintenanceTools)
* A valid Microsoft account - This requirement is not imposed by SDL, but
rather by Microsoft's Visual C++ toolchain. This is required to launch or
debug apps.


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