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WinRT restrictions for development RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,

    Are there any introductions about WinRT restrictions for development on MSDN or other Microsoft official websites?

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:41 AM

Answers

  • not really. the story is very simple: developers can create modern apps for Windows RT. Development of what is considered older, traditional desktop software like services, applications, drivers is restricted to the OEM who creates the system.

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:00 AM

All replies

  • not really. the story is very simple: developers can create modern apps for Windows RT. Development of what is considered older, traditional desktop software like services, applications, drivers is restricted to the OEM who creates the system.

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:00 AM
  • Thank you, Doron.
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:07 AM
  • "...like services, applications, drivers..."

    So what is the difference between an "app" and an "application"?  It seems to me that WinRT is just this side of useless.  Maybe not even on this side of useless at all.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:41 AM
  • app is short hand for "a manifested process that runs in app container that is granted access to system resources through capabilities". Application is short hand for the standard win32 app model where the application has access to whatever it pleases without declaration

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:00 AM