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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Chapter 7. Applications, Tiles, Tasks, and Notifications

Windows Store applications are different from traditional desktop applications in a number of aspects. Store apps live inside a secure container, with well-defined ways of interacting with the outside world, such as other applications, the operating system, or something on the network. These apps are also imposed by several restrictions, unlike anything in the desktop app world. Knowing these restrictions and ways to handle them by cooperation with Windows, is key to a successful and well-behaving Windows Store application.

We'll start by examining the execution model of Store apps, and the way it differs from classic desktop apps. Then we'll take a look at some of the unique features of ...

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