Well I just started up Visual Studio For Windows (on Win 8.1)--- terrible name but that is what you use to build Phone Apps. I looked all over teh build settings and the only thing I ccould find was an uneditable text that said, "Targeting Windows Phone 8.1"
So, not much help there. Maybe if you get the older version of studio you can. If you can get the older version of studio.
Yes - most of my games were made in XNA (not MonoGame) and target WP7.1 (Windows Phone 7.5), which allows also them to also run on WP8 & WP8.1. May not be able to build them with the latest versions of Visual Studio though - use VS2010/VS2012 for XNA/Silverlight WP7.x apps.
Today I did some poking around as our next project will be on Windows Compact Embedded 7. I'm reading for Windows Compact 2013, the same options are not supported. If anything, Microsoft is consistent. <-- for the humor impaired.
Anyone out there know as to why Microsoft would not / never support the full BSD socket implementation? I can work around it (it's coyote ugly), but I'm just curious.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
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Your example lead me to this, found on another site:
PublicSub getData(ByVal gType AsString)
Dim addr As Uri = New Uri("http://smarthome.trab.dk/wpf/getData.php?g=" + gType)
Dim client AsNew WebClient()
AddHandler client.DownloadStringCompleted, AddressOf client_DownloadStringCompleted
EndSubPrivateSub client_DownloadStringCompleted(sender AsObject, e As DownloadStringCompletedEventArgs)
Dim data AsString = e.Result