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Category Archives: Metro
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
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!
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
The previous post presented how file association is used to exchange information between Windows Store Apps (WSAs) and Desktop Apps (DAs). The same kind of feature can be provided by the protocol association. WARNING: all these techniques are violating the point … Continue reading
While I’m finishing a post about Inter-Process Communication in WinRT, here is a list of sessions related to Windows Store Application for those who were not lucky enough to attend the last BUILD conference in Redmond. For each, you’ll find … Continue reading
Download BCLDiff (x86 | x64) In a previous post, I detailed how the .NET 4.5 assemblies of the BCL are packaged in Desktop and Windows 8 managed Apps. When you starts coding your first Win8 Apps, you quickly end up … Continue reading
As explained in Reclaiming memory from Metro style apps, Windows 8 optimizes the way RAM is dedicated to running processes. Metro Apps are even more impacted than just reclaiming memory from their working set because the system can decide to … Continue reading
In the previous post, I’ve explained how to use WinRT APIs from a .NET Desktop application to list the installed Metro App packages. This post is dedicated to the other side of the story: what part of the Microsoft .NET … Continue reading
As Jaime Rodriguez detailed in April, Windows 8 Excellence Labs are made to help Metro developers to get a token which allows them to submit their application to the Windows Store with high confidence. I’m lucky enough to be part … Continue reading