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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Other contracts and extensions

Some other contracts and extensions, not shown here, include:

  • File save picker – similar to a file open picker, but for save operations
  • Search – provides a way for the app to participate in search, providing results that users can use to activate the app
  • Cached file updater – used to track file changes (used by SkyDrive, for instance)
  • Auto play – allows the app to be listed when new devices are plugged in to the machine
  • File activation – allows the app to be registered as handling a file type
  • Game explorer – allows the app to register as a game, providing a way for family safety features to be considered for the game

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