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C# 5.0 Unleashed by Bart De Smet

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Overview of the Windows Runtime APIs

A thorough exploration of the WinRT APIs is beyond the scope of this book. Nonetheless, we give a quick overview of the most important namespaces and some essential types:

Image Windows.ApplicationModel contains various types to deal with the application model for Windows Store applications. This includes the CoreApplication type that represents the running application and can be used to control its life cycle, for example to handle suspend and resume operations. Other aspects of this namespace deal with data transfer across applications, search functionality, and so on.

Windows.Data provides APIs to use data in ...

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