Category Archives: C#

Figure out deprecated WinRT 8.1 types and members with the DeprecatedApi tool

Download (x86 | x64) UPDATE: a new version has been published with the existing types (that include deprecated member) in bold to make them more visible In a previous post, I made available the WinmdDiff tool to list the new … Continue reading

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Using WinRT in a Desktop App – a new video post!

While I was on vacation, I prepared the next episode of our Windows Store Apps Development series has been published. You’ll find demos, code and tools to help you write better Desktop applications with WinRT! Enjoy!

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New MSDN Magazine article about debugging Windows Store Apps

I’ve reviewed a nice article about debugging Windows Store Apps for Robert Evans, a collegue of mine at Microsoft with whom we publish video blog posts. I’m pleased to announce that it is now available for your reading in the September … Continue reading

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DualApi Finder or listing winRT types usable by Desktop Apps

Download DualApiFinder In a previous post, I explained how to use the WinRT API in Desktop applications with Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. I will soon provide an update for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 on http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mspfe. Meanwhile, you should … Continue reading

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Handling termination in WinRT – new video post!

While I’m on vacation, the next episode of our Windows Store Apps Development series has been published. As usual, you’ll find demos, code and tools to help you write better Windows Store Apps for your users! Enjoy!

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New video post about what’s new in Windows 8.1 for a C# developer

Live from //build conference at San Francisco, a new video post has been released to detail what the new features of Windows 8.1 Preview mean for a C# developer: don’t miss it!   I hope this helps

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Listing Windows 8.1 Preview additions to WinRT

The Preview of Windows 8.1 has been released during the Microsoft //Build conference at San Francisco. Everyone is now able to download the Preview, update their machine and start to explore the new features with Visual Studio 2013 Preview. How … Continue reading

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Suspend and Resume in WinRT – new video post!

The next episode of our Windows Store Apps Development series is out with a lot of video demos and code related to Suspend/Resume with WinRT. Enjoy and see you soon at //build for Windows 8.1 Preview!

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Inter-Process Silent Communication in WinRT – Part 4

The previous posts detailed how file and protocol associations allow Windows Store Apps and Desktop Apps to activate each other. There is one drawback in both mechanisms: the end user switches back and forth from Desktop and Modern UI mode when … Continue reading

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New video episode on MSDN about activation pitfalls with WinRT

I have to apologize for the delay to publish the third and last part of my Interprocess Communication posts: it should be out next week. However, I had valid reasons: I was preparing the new episode of the series that … Continue reading

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