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  • Hello All

    I have started to build windows store apps.

    I have some query, is this windows store app similar to Metro apps or both are different?

    Windows store app is able to run in all like PCs,desktop,tablet and Phone devices.

    From where I start.

    Or for development it is mandatory to install windows 8,vs 2012.

    Thanks

    Monday, December 10, 2012 9:14 AM

Answers

  • You don´t have choose. If you want to develop Windows 8 Store Apps, you need the Windows 8 and VS2012. The last name of the Windows 8 Store Apps is Metro Apps, Microsoft cannot use the Metro name ( problems related with copyright ), and when you read about the Metro apps for Windows 8 is the same.

    Attention Windows Phone Apps =/= Windows 8 Store Apps.

    And the references do you have study for Windows Store Apps is: design.windows.com and dev.windows.com! :D


    Sara Silva
    My blog | My Windows 8 Store Apps Samples
    Follow me in Twitter @saramgsilva

    My Windows 8 Store Apps: Female Pill | Galinho (Tic tac Toe) | 24
    My Windows Phone Apps

    (If my reply answers your question, please propose it as an answer because it will help other users)

    • Proposed as answer by Dave SmitsMVP Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron Xue Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:35 AM
    Monday, December 10, 2012 9:30 AM
  • You can build Windows 8 Store Apps for RTM, x64 and x86. In Visual Studio 2012 you can select in each architecture you want to deploy the app.

    Windows Phone apps will run in Windows Phone Devices.

    Windows 8 Store Apps will run from start screen, even if it run in PC or tablet.

    Apps like WPF, Windows Forms (or apps that run in Windows 7) will run in Windows 8 Desktop.


    Sara Silva
    My blog | My Windows 8 Store Apps Samples
    Follow me in Twitter @saramgsilva

    My Windows 8 Store Apps: Female Pill | Galinho (Tic tac Toe) | 24
    My Windows Phone Apps

    (If my reply answers your question, please propose it as an answer because it will help other users)

    • Proposed as answer by Horizon_Net Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:11 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron Xue Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:35 AM
    Monday, December 10, 2012 10:23 AM

All replies

  • You don´t have choose. If you want to develop Windows 8 Store Apps, you need the Windows 8 and VS2012. The last name of the Windows 8 Store Apps is Metro Apps, Microsoft cannot use the Metro name ( problems related with copyright ), and when you read about the Metro apps for Windows 8 is the same.

    Attention Windows Phone Apps =/= Windows 8 Store Apps.

    And the references do you have study for Windows Store Apps is: design.windows.com and dev.windows.com! :D


    Sara Silva
    My blog | My Windows 8 Store Apps Samples
    Follow me in Twitter @saramgsilva

    My Windows 8 Store Apps: Female Pill | Galinho (Tic tac Toe) | 24
    My Windows Phone Apps

    (If my reply answers your question, please propose it as an answer because it will help other users)

    • Proposed as answer by Dave SmitsMVP Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron Xue Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:35 AM
    Monday, December 10, 2012 9:30 AM
  • Thanks for reply

    Can you please let me know,windows store apps are run on which platform

    means windows store apps able to run on desktop,tablet and ,mobile devices.

    Monday, December 10, 2012 9:56 AM
  • You can build Windows 8 Store Apps for RTM, x64 and x86. In Visual Studio 2012 you can select in each architecture you want to deploy the app.

    Windows Phone apps will run in Windows Phone Devices.

    Windows 8 Store Apps will run from start screen, even if it run in PC or tablet.

    Apps like WPF, Windows Forms (or apps that run in Windows 7) will run in Windows 8 Desktop.


    Sara Silva
    My blog | My Windows 8 Store Apps Samples
    Follow me in Twitter @saramgsilva

    My Windows 8 Store Apps: Female Pill | Galinho (Tic tac Toe) | 24
    My Windows Phone Apps

    (If my reply answers your question, please propose it as an answer because it will help other users)

    • Proposed as answer by Horizon_Net Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:11 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron Xue Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:35 AM
    Monday, December 10, 2012 10:23 AM