WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?
- Windows Runtime overview
- Understanding Language projection
- Using Windows Runtime components
- Handling the life cycle of applications
- Storing application settings
- Defining and using capabilities
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- App Settings
Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft offers a new runtime for writing Windows applications with the new style: the Windows Runtime (WinRT). It contains classes with properties, methods, and events, and it uses delegates — so it looks like .NET but it’s a native library. This chapter explains the core fundamentals of the Windows Runtime, demonstrating how it differs from .NET and how you can integrate the two to begin writing Windows 8 applications.
Conversely, the Windows Runtime adapts to different languages, enabling developers ...