Category: Main Programming / Software Engineering Visual Studio 2013 (12.0) Express Edition

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You can use the tools in Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows to create innovative and compelling Windows Phone and Windows Store apps on Windows 8.1. The tools include a full-featured code editor, a powerful debugger, a focused profiler, and rich language support that you can use to build apps that you write in HTML5/JavaScript, C++, C#, or Visual Basic. Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows also includes tools for Windows Phone 8.0 development, a device simulator that you can use to test Windows Store apps on multiple kinds of devices, and Windows Phone emulators that you can use to test how your Windows Phone apps will run on different devices.

Application Details:

Version: 2013 (12.0) Express Edition
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.20

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Installation dialog box until half of the installation

What does not



Arial font and dotnet 4.5.2 is needed to be able to see installation dialog

What was not tested

Nothing could not be tested other than installation dialog box

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Installation will give error "Visual Studio Core Features Installation Failure."

Wine console may show logs i suspected of, among a lot of other fixme logs:

0224:fixme:wevtutil:wmain stub: L"wevtutil.exe" L"im" L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\VS\\"
0024:err:ole:TLB_ReadTypeLib Loading of typelib L"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\\Common7\\Packages\\Compsvcspkg.dll" failed with error 2
0024:err:msi:ITERATE_RegisterTypeLibraries failed to load type library: 0x80029c4a
0024:err:msi:execute_script Execution of script 0 halted; action L"RegisterTypeLibraries" returned 1603
0024:err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"InstallExecute" returned 1603

Copying installed application from a windows machine doesn't work for me either, it just give error "The operation could not be completed" and doesn't launch.

I have tried some other dotnet versions and some other winetricks with same result always. I also tried with and without samba installed, result is always same.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Nov 12 20227.20No Not installable YesGarbageEvren 
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Apr 09 20151.7.40No Not installable GarbageZhenboLi 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32323 Netflix (Silverlight 4.x) and several .NET Framework 3.x/4.0 WPF apps require either Arial or Verdana to be installed STAGED View
38385 Visual Studio Express 2013 (12.0) fails to install with Wine-Mono UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


­Make sure you operate on a clean 32-bit WINEPREFIX (~/.wine)!

Prerequisite installation by using 'winetricks' script

Winetricks will take care of all needed installation prerequisites and work around some problems.

$ wget

­$ bash winetricks dotnet4­5 corefonts

Set the Windows version to Windows 8.1 using 'winecfg' before running the installer.

Winbind component

Make sure you installed 'winbind' component with your distribution package manager.

This is needed for the -Zi option of the compiler, and other mechanisms that handle 'PDB' (Program Data Base) files.

$ aptitude install winbind (Debian)

$ sudo yum install samba-winbind (Fedora)

Winbind component

Winbind component

Make sure you installed 'winbind' component with your distribution package manager.

This is needed for the -Zi option of the compiler, and other mechanisms that handle 'PDB' (Program Data Base) files.


$ aptitude install winbind


$ sudo dnf install samba-winbind*.x86_64 samba-winbind*.i686

/home/yourlogin/.wine is not owned by you / (Permission denied)

Never run wine as root (su, sudo)! Wine doesn't require to be run as root!

You will screw your WINEPREFIX and possibly other things up. If you have run Wine as root you need to:

$ sudo rm -rf ~/.wine

and then run winecfg to set Wine folder structure back up. If you used winetricks script as root you might also need to:

$ sudo rm -rf ~/.cache/winetricks/

Again: Just run wine as regular user and all should be fine.