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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Summary

This chapter started with some of the new C++11 features that may be useful for WinRT development. We discussed COM, its concepts and ideas and how they are translated into WinRT. WRL provides helpers for accessing WinRT objects without language extensions. C++/CX provides language extensions that make it far easier to work with WinRT and to author WinRT components.

WinRT has some patterns and idioms we need to learn and get used to, such as ways to work with asynchronous operations, strings, collections, and error handling.

The coverage in this chapter was not exhaustive, but it should give us enough power and understanding to start writing real applications. We'll take a look at some other C++/CX capabilities and other WinRT-related features ...

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