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Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML by John Montgomery Jeremy Likness

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8. Giving Your Application Charm

Imagine trying to build an application that is so flexible it can predict how to interface with all other applications that will be written for the target platform. You would have the unprecedented ability to integrate seamlessly with those future applications. Whether sharing settings and preferences, sending over contact information, or embedding an image, the user would only have to perform a few simple actions to get the job done. As a developer, of course, you would have to analyze all of the potential future applications to write the appropriate interfaces and adapters to share information in a way those applications expect.

Windows 8 addresses this challenge at the operating system level and removes any ...

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