Apps of Windows 10 running in Windows IoT RRS feed

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    Dears i have a set of applications strongly dependent on Windows 10 (Desktop) APIs and COM communication API. I am planning to move the applications from a Desktop PC to Windows IoT (embedded hardware). Do you if there is a way to smoothly convert them?

    I know that Windows IoT supports a subset of Windows (desktop), but still do you have any idea about the impact in convert those applications to run in Windows IoT?

    or do you know a solution that can enable the Apps of Windows 10 run in Windows IoT?

    thanks a lot for any informaiton

    what are the options available?

    thanks for your support.

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:26 AM

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  • Hello danielf0,

    Were the applications dependent on Windows 10 Desktop written by C/C++ or .net framework(C#, VB)? And were the application console apps?

    If the the applications are C++ console apps, maybe you can do some small convert  to move the apps from Desktop PC to Windows IoT Core. But if the apps are .net framework UI application, it is not easy to convert them to Windows IoT Core, it almost can be said the apps need to reimplement. Windows IoT Core is a UWP centric OS and UWP apps are its primary app type. IoT Core supports certain traditional Win32 app types such as Win32 Console Apps and NT Services.

    There are many differences in UWP APIs. COM communication API in UWP is in namespace Windows.Devices.SerialCommunication, but it is in namespace System.IO.Ports for .Net Framework Apps.

    Here are samples for Windows IoT Core:

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    Monday, November 18, 2019 1:33 AM
  • Dear friend,

    Please follow the instructions that Michael provided above. And there is another tool that you can use to port your applications. 

    Please refer to this docs: Windows 10 IoT Core API Porting Tool

    Keep Fighting

    Monday, November 18, 2019 5:00 AM