Chapter 6. Windows Runtime APIs

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand how to interact with Windows Runtime application programming interfaces from a Windows 8 application.

  • Use some of the available pickers.

  • Interact with the webcam to take photos and videos.

  • Implement the Share contract to share information between applications.

The preceding chapter covered the Windows Runtime (WinRT) architecture and the basic types, how to write code using the multilanguage features, and the concept of language projection. This chapter shows you how to interact with the user-related WinRT application programming interfaces (APIs) such as FilePicker and Webcam, and the APIs that you need to implement the Share contract.

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