Category Archives: Release Preview

Investigating BCL differences between .NET and Metro/WinRT

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

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How to call WinRT APIs from C# Desktop applications – list the installed Metro packages

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

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It’s time for Windows 8 Release Preview!

As a Windows developer, here are the next steps for you to continue your journey in Windows 8: Navigate to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download and download the Release Preview. Get the updated samples from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Windows-8-Modern-Style-App-Samples. Download your localized version of Visual Studio 2012 … Continue reading

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