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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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The Application Model

As discussed earlier in the chapter, Windows 8 Modern UI applications come with a different set of expectations and responsibilities when compared to their desktop brethren. This means that an entirely new application model is provided. A quick example here: traditional desktop applications are used to doing anything that the logged-in user could do. In other words, if I write a Windows Forms application, I could write code to easily read a document from the user’s document library or to access the Internet. Because the application was running under the security context of a specific user, application developers (and, therefore, the applications themselves) did little to police or report on their actions. In the WinRT/Windows ...

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