Does glib support Metro?


  • Dear all,

    Did you ever use glib in Metro? Or did you ever compile it for Metro Apps? So far it seems that there is no such info from MSDN/Google or the official website for glib.

    Thank you very much.

    Monday, January 7, 2013 2:54 AM


  • Windows Store apps rely on Windows Runtime and run in sandboxed environment.

    GLib provides the core application building blocks for libraries and applications written in C. It provides the core object system used in GNOME, the main loop implementation, and a large set of utility functions for strings and common data structures.

    For Winows Store apps, there are some limitations or restrictions in security, inter-app communication, low-level system functionality, usable APIs, etc..

    If you wanna port your app based on Glib to Windows Store app, you'd better leverage the power of Windows Runtime and other high-quality third party libraries specific to Windows Store.

    See also Win32 and COM for Windows Store apps (Windows)

    Robin [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Develop and promote your apps in Windows Store
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    • Marked as answer by Song Tian Friday, January 11, 2013 9:39 AM
    Monday, January 7, 2013 7:43 AM