33Windows Apps

INTRODUCING WINDOWS APPS

Windows Apps make use of .NET Core, but there’s a big difference with web apps and ASP.NET Core. Windows apps run only on the Windows platform, on Windows 10. You can use these apps not only for the desktop, but also for Xbox, HoloLens, and Raspberry PI.

Windows Runtime

Windows apps also make use of the Windows Runtime (WinRT). The Windows Runtime is a platform created using C++ with a new generation of COM objects. With this, the Windows Runtime is not only available for .NET applications but also for C++ and applications created with JavaScript. For accessing the Windows Runtime from these different platforms, a compatibility layer was created: the language projection. With language projection, the ...

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