using existing win32 dll in metro app RRS feed

  • Question

  • is it possible to use existing win32 dll (not COM dll) built with VS2008 in my metro app? assuming the dll does not use any of the blacklist APIs.

    another question: if I build a win32 dll in VS11 for metro with "Enable Tailored Features" setting to "yes", can it be used in desktop app for Win8?


    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:50 AM


  • Hi Jennifer,

    You probably cannot do so. It is likely a VS2008 DLL will use disallowed API via the C runtime. The other way should be fine, but again it will depend on what exactly the DLL does.

    What results did you get when you tried these?


    • Marked as answer by Jie Bao Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:01 PM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:33 AM