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Windows-8 is the code name for the next version of the Windows 8, that will succeed Windows 7. It's proposed to bring many ground breaking changes with it, including an all new runtime, WinRT.

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Windows Installer: Software updates and hot-fixes

I am looking for a way for providing customers with hot-fixes and patches of my product. The patch could contain one or more hot-fixes, and customer should be able to check/uncheck any of hot-fix(es) ...
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Window 8.1 app deployment

I have the following scenario: client asks to develop an application for his company. It will be a simple frontend, rest api and Oracle database. It needs to be installed on 15 devices which will work ...
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Is it possible to use the framework behind Metro UI to make Exposé?

Is it possible to use the framework behind the Windows 8 Metro UI to make Exposé-like application for Windows? I tried Mac and I really like this feature, on another side i like that I can drag the ...
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Using WPF rather than WinRT for Windows 8 Pro tablet app: good or bad idea?

Our business is considering writing a line of business application for tablets to enable road warriors and executives access our data. This will be primarily used for dashboards, reports and some form ...
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Is abusing Application.UnhandledException for login redirection okay?

I'm programming a windows phone 7 app which needs authentication for news-like read access. I use Application.UnhandledException to handle (my) AuthFailedException, which can be thrown from any page, ...
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JSON or XML for parsing for a Windows Store 8 applicaiton?

I am getting some data from Gov tracker (http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api) and creating a Windows 8 Store application.. I started out trying to use the HttpClient to get the JSON and then use ...
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Would this development environment cover the bases for iOS and Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 apps?

I'm an experienced C# developer. I've created a couple Windows Phone apps and a Windows 8 app but have wanted to develop for iOS too. What I'm thinking is adding the following equipment and software ...
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What capabilities of Adobe Flash are not present in the WinRT API?

As from March 2013, Microsoft allows Adobe Flash content to play by default on its immersive Internet Explorer 10: http://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/03/11/new-ie-10-flash-policy.aspx When asked ...
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Use Windows Store controls in a Windows 8 desktop app?

Is it possible to use the Windows 8 Store controls in a Windows 8 desktop app? Controls like the FlipView and SemanticZoom would be useful. I haven't found any information about this and would ...
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Future of desktop applications on Windows 8 [closed]

There are a lot of threads discussing existence of WPF/Silverlight/HTML5 on Windows 8, I just need to clarify the picture about desktop applications only, I have following queries to the experts What ...
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Does async/await makes simple thing unnecessary complicated?

After exposing to Windows App Store development for a month, I begin to feel that async / await programming model does more harm than good. It makes simple thing complicated. Take an example, folder ...
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Does the windows 8 store only support windows RT?

I'm in a project for creating a game engine and eventually a game, and we need ideas on how to get our game out into the internet. I had an idea with putting it onto the windows 8 store at a low cost(...
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Will an app made for windows store support WindowsRT, windows8 and windows 8 mobile? [closed]

I am very much confused about these. I would like to develop app for windows 8 , Windows RT , and windows mobile. I have windows 8 OS installed in my laptop. As far as I know, Windows RT is for ARM ...
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Microsoft Dev Centre accounts [closed]

Looks like Microsoft is offering a special offer of 95% of the yearly subscription for the Phone Dev Centre (I didn't say anything about desperate). What I was wondering is do you need a seperate ...
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Can I release complementary Windows 8 and WP8 apps on their respective stores?

I am creating a pair of apps, one to run preferably on tablets, but also laptops and PCs, and the other for WP8. These apps are complementary - having one is of no use without the other. I know ...
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Is a 64-bit Laptop going to be a problem for "Metro" apps? [closed]

I'm looking at a sample Windows 8 C# "Metro" style app (bingPushpin). When I 2-click MainPage.xaml, it gives me, "Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms." My Acer Aspire laptop ...
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What are the advantages of a $ SKU of VS2012 over Express? [closed]

I will be using Visual Studio only for creating C#/XAML Windows Store apps. Is there any reason for me to purchase a "Professional" SKU of VS 2012 rather than just using the Express (free) "Metro apps ...
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What are C++/CX and C++/CLI, and how do they relate to C++ and WinRT?

I was considering taking up the challenge of learning C++ for designing Metro apps and that's when I came across C++/CX. Can Metro apps be coded in C++ 11? Do they require C++/CX to work? And what ...
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Are there any limitations to using WinRT instead of .Net? [closed]

From my understanding creating an application that runs on multiple architectures requires virtualization, and virtualization reduces performance since it creates a layer of abstraction. With Windows ...
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What is the difference between Windows 8, WinRT, and Windows RT?

I just read that there will be two versions of Windows available: Windows RT and Windows 8. Could someone please describe what the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 are? And how these ...
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Is a Metro application installation restricted through Windows Store only?

I found that Windows 8 allows packaging and deploying of Metro applications and it can be installed by clicking on a ".bat" file. How will it technically be ensured that the applications can be ...
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How to develop line-of-business tablet apps as a .NET developer? [closed]

My company has a lot of experience in .NET development, and one of our products in an ERP system. Recently, a customer asked us if we could provide a tablet interface to that system, i.e., a software ...
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In Windows 8 will it be possible to use WCF in conjunction with HTML5/JS?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard that communicating with a database in Windows 8 will more than likely be done with WCF when working with C#/XAML. If this is true then will this also be the ...
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How might a Windows 8 Metro app handle back end database access?

While researching Metro and WinRT I haven't been able to find anything regarding enterprise apps and database access. All I hear about is the front end development. Does anyone have any idea of how ...
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At what point should I have my Windows developers upgrade to the latest release of Windows?

At what point should I begin upgrading our developer's machines to a later Windows release? From experience, Microsoft typically has an epic fail about every other O.S. (I am really not trying to ...
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How can I best prepare for building Windows Phone 8 Apps

I'm interested in learning to develop for Windows Phone down the road a bit, and am mostly interested in developing Metro Apps for the Windows Phone. It seems like there is some basic info for Metro ...
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How to architect enterprise desktop applications for Windows 8

I think I have a grasp on the expectations of consumer application development for Windows 8. Create a new Metro-based UI on top of WinRT, deploy it to your customer via the Marketplace, and everyone ...
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Where do other programming languages fit in Windows 8 development model?

Today, Windows applications can be developed in numerous languages and frameworks. But in the upcoming Windows 8, with the introduction of WinRT, the development model is going change at a large scale....
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Is is possible to develop an application for both metro and classic style?

Is it possible to develop one application that can be be run in both: metro and classic style in Windows 8? I mean, application with the same core and two separate UIs, adjusted to currently used mode....
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How to keep .Net assemblies relevant through high-flux period

How much do you, as .Net developers, consider the changes between Windows XP, 7, & 8 when choosing your development environment and libraries? We are nearing the end of Windows XP; Windows 7 is ...
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C++ Renaissance - marketing slogan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the latest “C++ Renaissance” mean? Lately, I hear a lot about C++ Renaissance. What is that? C++ is currently undergoing a renaissance. This means ...
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WinRT for 'desktop' apps

So I'm reading up about the differences between the old and the new APIs, and I can't find whether the new WinRT API will provide for desktop apps, so far it seems its only available to write Metro ...
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What are "Metro apps"?

While it is relatively new now (2011/09/15), are there any resources for explanations of Metro applications for Windows8? I've not seen anything at the moment that summarises an "elevator pitch" for ...
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WinRT and .NET: What is it, where do i place it and what does it change?

Say I'm a .NET developer and want to build my application on WinRT. What I've read is that it is a completely new API for Windows 8, strongly related to Metro-style apps. I'm assuming that I can ...
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What does Windows 8 mean for the future of .NET? [closed]

Microsoft showed off a demo of Windows 8, including a new platform that allows developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript. Is this new platform the main way to develop for Windows 8? Is Microsoft ...
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