Appendix A. Metaprogramming in Windows 8

Two years ago, when we first envisioned writing this book, we didn’t consider the next version of Windows to be a big deal. Frankly, we thought you would be reading Metaprogramming in .NET well before the next versions of Windows (and Visual Studio) were released, and we had no idea just how much Windows would change. Fate intervened. We finished this book’s content just as Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 were released to manufacture. Although we didn’t want to refocus the entire book on these two new versions for multiple reasons, we felt we should briefly mention some differences you’ll run into if you decide to develop applications for Windows 8 using Visual Studio 2012.

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