When building Windows Store applications using managed code languages like C# and Visual Basic, you’ll feel right at home thanks to the interoperability provided by the WinRT. For the first time in the long history of .NET, the rich capabilities of the operating system are readily available to managed code. Moreover, existing knowledge of object-oriented concepts, asynchronous programming, and so on carries over directly to the new world of Windows Store application development.

This chapter introduced you to the underpinnings of the WinRT, its metadata file format, and the creation of WinRT components. You also saw the various APIs that are available. For a more thorough exploration of Windows Store application development, refer to ...

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