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Converting a system tray application to metro app

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  • What is a best practice for converting a system tray application that displays menus with child menus, that monitors RSS feeds, and even monitors USB drives and network attached storage devices to a metro app(s)?

    I have a system tray application that monitors USB drives and NAS devices for custom data; such as temperature, available space, and error events. How can a new metro app tie those events to live tiles, toast, and badges?

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:49 PM

Answers

  • There isn't any way to communicate with other processes for a metro style application. Even if you use some trick,such as writing and reading file , to communicate with others,  such kind application will still be rejected by the Application store.

    Best Regards,

    Han Xia

    • Marked as answer by kmckisic Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4:56 PM
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:36 AM

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  • No. Metro style applications can't work as a service and communicate with drivers directly. 

    Best Regards,

    Han Xia


    Thursday, April 5, 2012 2:35 AM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    Can I or should I create a service that the Metro App talks to, letting the service handle the communication with the drives?

    Monday, April 9, 2012 3:44 PM
  • There isn't any way to communicate with other processes for a metro style application. Even if you use some trick,such as writing and reading file , to communicate with others,  such kind application will still be rejected by the Application store.

    Best Regards,

    Han Xia

    • Marked as answer by kmckisic Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4:56 PM
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:36 AM