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What is Windows Store App & Metro Style App?

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  • Hi All,

    traditionally I am a .NET developer working on various platforms like ASP.NET, Silverlight, Desktop App, WCF etc. For the past few months I am hearing lots about "Windows Store App" & "Metro Style App" but I do not understand what it is all about?

    What is the difference between traditional windows desktop app & "Windows Store App", "Metro Style App"?

    Can anyone please help me to understand these new technologies introduced by Microsoft?

    Sunday, September 01, 2013 10:54 AM

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  • A Windows Store app (previously is Metro Style App) is a new type of application that runs on Windows 8 devices. You can start learning this new model from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/hh974576 and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/jj679957

    Blog: http://lunarfrog.com/blog

    • Marked as answer by NorthValley Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:37 AM
    Sunday, September 01, 2013 10:57 PM
  • A Windows Store app (the proper name for a Metro app) is an app that runs on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices ONLY. 

    Windows Store apps are only available from/installable from the Windows Store, which is available on Windows 8/RT devices.

    A Windows 8/RT device is any computer / tablet / hybrid that runs the Windows 8 or Windows RT operating systems. Note: Windows Phone 8 is not the same as Windows 8.

    Any PC can be upgraded to Windows 8 (well, as long as it's not really old with really poor hardware), and will then be capable of running Windows Store apps.

    In layman terms a Windows Store app is a tablet app (essentially, but it can be much more) - designed to run full screen, can be totally controlled by touch, has restricted access to the system. The kind of app you'd see on an iPad as opposed to a PC application like Excel.


    I'm a self-taught noob amateur. Please take this into account when responding to my posts or when taking advice from me.

    • Marked as answer by NorthValley Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:37 AM
    Monday, September 02, 2013 7:03 AM

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  • A Windows Store app (previously is Metro Style App) is a new type of application that runs on Windows 8 devices. You can start learning this new model from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/hh974576 and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/jj679957

    Blog: http://lunarfrog.com/blog

    • Marked as answer by NorthValley Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:37 AM
    Sunday, September 01, 2013 10:57 PM
  • Hi,

    what is Windows 8 devices specifically? Do you Windows 8 Operating System?

    If you mean Windows 8 devices then can you please elaborate what is it? Is my personal computer not a Windows 8 device(having configuration - Core i7 processor, 1TB HD) ?


    • Edited by NorthValley Monday, September 02, 2013 5:35 AM
    Monday, September 02, 2013 5:31 AM
  • A Windows Store app (the proper name for a Metro app) is an app that runs on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices ONLY. 

    Windows Store apps are only available from/installable from the Windows Store, which is available on Windows 8/RT devices.

    A Windows 8/RT device is any computer / tablet / hybrid that runs the Windows 8 or Windows RT operating systems. Note: Windows Phone 8 is not the same as Windows 8.

    Any PC can be upgraded to Windows 8 (well, as long as it's not really old with really poor hardware), and will then be capable of running Windows Store apps.

    In layman terms a Windows Store app is a tablet app (essentially, but it can be much more) - designed to run full screen, can be totally controlled by touch, has restricted access to the system. The kind of app you'd see on an iPad as opposed to a PC application like Excel.


    I'm a self-taught noob amateur. Please take this into account when responding to my posts or when taking advice from me.

    • Marked as answer by NorthValley Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:37 AM
    Monday, September 02, 2013 7:03 AM