How can I create a Metro application that only run in the background? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want create a application just like a lnk of a exe,and the only difference is that it can have beautiful background.

    Friday, March 9, 2012 6:41 AM


  • Metro applications can't run in background. If there not displayed ("active"), they're freezed. 

    Furthermore, Metro apps can't call .exe because they're sandboxed. So I don't think embed your application in a "Metro package" is the solution.

    I think there will be options to modify metro's desktop icons in the future, but as far as I know, it's not provided in the consummer preview.

    - NV

    Friday, March 9, 2012 10:49 AM