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  • Question

  • I am a developer with several apps on the Windows phone 7 marketplace that I built with c#, xaml, soap wcf, et al.

    Is there any material on how to build Windows 8 Metro Apps for someone with my skill set?

    Thanks,

    Dean


    .net Developer

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:43 PM

Answers

  • See Porting a Windows Phone 7 app to XAML for an overview of the differences.

    I'd strongly encourage you to go over the Getting Started guides as well to get a feel for the UI guidelines and new concepts. This shouldn't take long to skim and see which sections need deeper exploration and which are similar enough to come back to only if needed. People who skip the overviews completely frequently run into stumbling blocks regarding design, lifecycle, async, etc. which wouldn't have caused problems if they were aware of them.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Dean Blakely Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:35 PM
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:52 PM
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