Thirdparty DLL RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have my project that builds with Visual Studio 2010. Also, it uses some dlls provided by a thirdparty. I have to port my existing project to Windows 8 metro style;may be rewriting some components. Is there some way I can use those dlls as it is or do I have to build them on Visual Studio 2012 as well?

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:42 AM


  • I recommend you wrap up your existing DLLs into Windows Runtime components. You should rebuild them in Visual Studio 2012.

    For 3rd party DLLs, it's required that they do not use APIs which are not available in Windows Store apps. Or else you need to find out alternatives or other solutions.

    Please check API reference for Windows Store apps for more details.

    Robin [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:24 AM