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How should I search for a concept restricted to C++ and WinRT APIs

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  • Suppose I want to search for a keyword in MSDN content, but only want results for WINRT; not javascript, not .NET.

    Does anybody have a suggestion about how to go about it?   Bing and Goggle are too broad sometimes.

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 2:23 AM

Answers

  • Hi Andrew,

    Windows provides two sets of APIs for building Metro style apps: the Windows Runtime and the Windows Library for JavaScript. If you want to know more information about the Windows APIs for Metro style apps, please refer to this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211377.aspx.  

    Visual C++ component extensions (C++/CX) is a set of extensions to the C++ language that enable the creation of Windows Metro style apps and Windows Runtime components in an idiom that is as close as possible to modern C++. I suggest you refer to this page to get more information about C++/CX: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/hh699871(v=vs.110).aspx.  

    Metro style apps can also use a subset of the Win32 and COM API. If you would like to learn more about Win32 and COM for Metro style apps, just try this document: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/br205757.aspx.   

    I hope this reply is helpful to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,

    Jesse


    Jesse Jiang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Proposed as answer by Jesse Jiang Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andrew7Webb Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:24 AM
    Monday, July 16, 2012 11:15 AM
  • Looks like the best way to search only in WinRT is to:

    • use HELP | Add and Remove Help Content   ( Ctrl Alt F1 )
    • Select "Windows Metro style app development"  or other section,
    • Type over the "Filter Contents" with your search term.
    • Proposed as answer by Jesse Jiang Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andrew7Webb Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:24 AM
    Monday, July 16, 2012 1:09 PM

All replies

  • Hi Andrew,

    Windows provides two sets of APIs for building Metro style apps: the Windows Runtime and the Windows Library for JavaScript. If you want to know more information about the Windows APIs for Metro style apps, please refer to this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211377.aspx.  

    Visual C++ component extensions (C++/CX) is a set of extensions to the C++ language that enable the creation of Windows Metro style apps and Windows Runtime components in an idiom that is as close as possible to modern C++. I suggest you refer to this page to get more information about C++/CX: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/hh699871(v=vs.110).aspx.  

    Metro style apps can also use a subset of the Win32 and COM API. If you would like to learn more about Win32 and COM for Metro style apps, just try this document: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/br205757.aspx.   

    I hope this reply is helpful to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,

    Jesse


    Jesse Jiang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Proposed as answer by Jesse Jiang Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andrew7Webb Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:24 AM
    Monday, July 16, 2012 11:15 AM
  • Looks like the best way to search only in WinRT is to:

    • use HELP | Add and Remove Help Content   ( Ctrl Alt F1 )
    • Select "Windows Metro style app development"  or other section,
    • Type over the "Filter Contents" with your search term.
    • Proposed as answer by Jesse Jiang Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andrew7Webb Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:24 AM
    Monday, July 16, 2012 1:09 PM