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Core windows program and the metro UI

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  • Will the core Windows 8 functions that are associated with *.msc have a metro UI?

     

    thanks

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:31 PM

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  • No - the question is whether *.msc apps will be rewritten to have a Metro-style UI, not whether the legacy Win32-UI can be launched from the Metro start screen.

     

    This leads onto the general point of how much of "old" Windows will become Metro-style. Will we also get Metro-Word, Metro-Excel as well ? If not, we are going to have a very schizophrenic Windows experience, continually switching between the two UI styles!

    • Marked as answer by David Sherman Monday, September 19, 2011 8:55 PM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 7:56 PM

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  • If I understand your question correctly, you can search for the *.msc Microsoft Management Console snap-in by going to the charms bar in the lower left hand corner. Select "Search." Under Search Apps, type in your search parameters. For example, services.msc will bring up the snap-in. You can put this on the metro UI by right clicking. You will see an Advanced option appear in the lower right hand corner. Click "Pin to Taskbar" for the icon to appear on the metro UI.

    Does this answer your question?

    Monday, September 19, 2011 4:48 PM
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  • No - the question is whether *.msc apps will be rewritten to have a Metro-style UI, not whether the legacy Win32-UI can be launched from the Metro start screen.

     

    This leads onto the general point of how much of "old" Windows will become Metro-style. Will we also get Metro-Word, Metro-Excel as well ? If not, we are going to have a very schizophrenic Windows experience, continually switching between the two UI styles!

    • Marked as answer by David Sherman Monday, September 19, 2011 8:55 PM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 7:56 PM
  • Thanks for the information. It leads to another question is how to pin "search" to the metro ui?
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:14 PM