Windows Phone 8.1 WRT & SQLite, error on creating database


I'm searching to create a SQLite DB in my Win Phone WRT 8.1 app; I've read this post Create a SQLite Database in Windows Phone 8.1 Class Library and I've tried to write this class:

using SQLite;
using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Windows.Storage;

namespace Functional_Timer
    class DatabaseHelper

        private String DB_NAME = "DATABASENAME.db";

        public SQLiteAsyncConnection Conn { get; set; }

        public DatabaseHelper()
            Conn = new SQLiteAsyncConnection(DB_NAME);


        public async void InitDb()
            // Create Db if not exist
            bool dbExist = await CheckDbAsync();
            if (!dbExist)
                await CreateDatabaseAsync();

        public async Task<bool> CheckDbAsync()
            bool dbExist = true;

                StorageFile sf = await ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder.GetFileAsync(DB_NAME);
            catch (Exception)
                dbExist = false;

            return dbExist;

        private async Task CreateDatabaseAsync()
            //add tables here
            //example: await Conn.CreateTableAsync<DbComment>();


And I've called this class with the following instructions in the main page of my app:

        commentDataSource = new CommentDataSource(db);

But if I run it I see, in the row with the comment "ERRORE!!!" of the first one, the following message:

Exception thrown: 'System.IO.FileNotFoundException' in
Ulteriori informazioni: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)

Why is this? How can I solve it?


In the console, I see the message:

l'SDK "SQLite.WP81, Version=" dipende dai seguenti SDK "Microsoft.VCLibs, version=12.0" che non sono stati aggiunti al progetto o non sono stati trovati. Assicurarsi di aggiungere queste dipendenze al progetto o è possibile che si verifichino problemi di runtime. È possibile aggiungere dipendenze al progetto mediante Gestione riferimenti.

But if I try to add this one writing the following command "Install-Package Microsoft.VCLibs.120.SDKReference -PRE" in the package manager console, I see this error:

Install-Package : Unable to find package 'Microsoft.VCLibs.120.SDKReference'

At line:1 char:1

+ Install-Package Microsoft.VCLibs.120.SDKReference -Pre

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Install-Package], Exception

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NuGetCmdletUnhandledException,NuGet.PackageManagement.PowerShellCmdlets.InstallPackageCommand
asked on Stack Overflow May 24, 2015 by Archimede • edited Apr 7, 2020 by halfer

1 Answer


I had the same error like you,

I reference "Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Runtime Package for Windows phone" in my Windows phone Project and "Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Runtieme package for Windows" y my Windows 8.1 Project and work!!!

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 24, 2015 by JG73

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