Good news: async/await is coming to Windows Phone 7.5 development.

Via: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bclteam/archive/2012/10/19/using-async-await-without-net-framework-4-5.aspx 

Do you want to use await but don’t want to wait until you can target .NET Framework 4.5? The waiting is over and awaiting is about to begin.

Today, we are proud to announce an update to the Async Targeting Pack we had previously released. The previous targeting pack allowed you to use await when targeting .NET Framework 4.0 and Silverlight 5. Our updated targeting pack allows you to use await in Visual Studio 2012 when targeting any of the following platforms (or higher versions):

  • .NET Framework 4.0 (with KB2468871)
  • Silverlight 4
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • and portable class libraries targeting those platforms

So effectively we added support for Windows Phone 7.5, Silverlight 4, and portable class libraries.

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2 responses to “Good news: async/await is coming to Windows Phone 7.5 development.”

  1. konamiman (@konamiman) says :

    Wait a second… I thought Windows Phone 7 development was not allowed in VS 2012?

    If I try to open my WP7 projects in VS2012 it says “unsupported project type”, so…? What should I do?

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