Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 (V15,2)
Windows 10 Creators Fast Track (Build :16237)
I lost the ability to set the device Target so can’t download a UWP app to a Windows Phone or IoT-Core device.
In App Project Debug Settings I got an error:
An error occurred trying to load the page.
Exception from HRESULT: 0x89721500
This same problem had manifested itself in VS 2015 as well.
I had logged this issue via Feedback from Visual Studio but thus far I haven’t got a need a solution from there.
Searches indicated that you need to remove a CoreCon folder. This “rings a bell” as we have had problems in the past with Visual Studio updates with deployment with Windows CE. The suggest ion is remove the folder:
Or other versions (I had a 12.0 folder).
I backed up and removed all folders under CoreCon but it did not solve the issue.
My Visual Studio 2017 installation had worked OK for some time. I had been able to deploy UWP apps to a Windows 10 (Creators) phone. I had though installed a variety of additional install options for the local Build conference. I had tried removing and reading some of these, restart of system etc. No luck
I then tried a Visual Studio Repair Install:
1. Run Visual Studio Installer from the start menu
2.Select the Hamburger icon as circled in:
3. Select Repair:
4. And then let it run
That fixed it for me: