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  • Hi,

    Can anybody explain me what is "Windows 8 desktop applications" 

    Is it wpf ? Or this metro app in c#?

    Thanks.

    Monday, September 2, 2013 12:14 PM

Answers

  • Windows desktops apps are just regular windows forms or wpf apps.   Windows store apps run in a sandbox and are typically xaml apps or DirectX games
    Monday, September 2, 2013 12:25 PM
  • Hi, theTomWhite

    This forum is mainly about windows store app in windows 8. If you have any questions about WPF app, you can look for help in this link: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=wpf.

    Best Wishes!


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    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 2:32 AM
  • It's a traditional Windows application using the Win32 API. They can be written using any of the existing languages or tools available for Windows (C++, C#, Java, VB, etc.). It could be a Win32 desktop application written that requires Windows 8, or it could also be compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc. They can be written for Windows x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit). Win32 desktop application development for Windows RT (aka ARM) is restricted.

    This name is to distinguish from the "Windows Store app" (formerly known as Metro style apps) for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows Store apps use WinRT APIs (with a few Win32 APIs still in use), are deployed through the Windows Store, and can target x86, x64, or Windows RT. They can be written using C++, C#, VB, or JavaScript+HTML5. They cannot be run on Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 6:54 PM

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  • Windows desktops apps are just regular windows forms or wpf apps.   Windows store apps run in a sandbox and are typically xaml apps or DirectX games
    Monday, September 2, 2013 12:25 PM
  • And can I access camera in wpf application, I need to do application similar to barcode reader so I need analyze each camera preview frame?

    Do you have any examples on that? I don't need analyze logic, I will use zxing for that.

    THansks

     

    Monday, September 2, 2013 1:03 PM
  • Hi, theTomWhite

    This forum is mainly about windows store app in windows 8. If you have any questions about WPF app, you can look for help in this link: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=wpf.

    Best Wishes!


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    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue. It is a common way to recognize those who have helped you, and makes it easier for other visitors to find the resolution later.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 2:32 AM
  • It's a traditional Windows application using the Win32 API. They can be written using any of the existing languages or tools available for Windows (C++, C#, Java, VB, etc.). It could be a Win32 desktop application written that requires Windows 8, or it could also be compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc. They can be written for Windows x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit). Win32 desktop application development for Windows RT (aka ARM) is restricted.

    This name is to distinguish from the "Windows Store app" (formerly known as Metro style apps) for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows Store apps use WinRT APIs (with a few Win32 APIs still in use), are deployed through the Windows Store, and can target x86, x64, or Windows RT. They can be written using C++, C#, VB, or JavaScript+HTML5. They cannot be run on Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 6:54 PM