I am attempting the same thing with a Win Store app (Win8) and a WPF45 app.
Following along the tutorial, I get the WPF version working.
The Store version has this funky error:
Error 1 Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The assembly version has a public key token that does not match that of the request. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80132001) Visual Studio 2012\Projects\MvvmPCLExample\Mvvm.Store\App.xaml 13 13 Mvvm.Store
If I run the project, it throws an exception that it cannot locate ViewModelLocator.
The problem was the store pointing to the PCL Version of Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.
- Store project, References, Remove Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
- Add Reference, Browse
- Under the project directory find packages\CommonServiceLocator.1.0\lib\NET35\Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.dll and add that. Rebuild and it runs.
Although Visual Studio still reports the 'Could not load file or assembly error...'. But it doesn't seem to cause a problem.
UPDATE: After rebooting my computer, the error is totally gone! Reminds me of the joke about fixing a car made my Microsoft ;)
Sample Project if anyone wants to take a look.
Visual Studio 2012