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Why are Windows 'APP's so much harder to code than a Windows Forms application?

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  • Hi UpTide,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    Since this issue is related to the Windows app, so we will move this case to Windows and Windows Phone app forum:https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winappswithcsharp, you will get better support.

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    Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:59 AM
  • It is a good question!

    If you need 100 lines of code to save an image it is like a Java program:

    - complicated

    - not fun to develop with

    I think the main problem is that Microsoft release 2 new libraries each year. On the most cases, if you try to compile it with an old library it works, but the app crashes with unexpected errors. It is always harder to develop for Windows and there are always more libraries to use.

    So it begun to be normal, to find a W8-store-app-library and use it in Silverlight, to add missing functionality.

    It is a jungle and it seems that Microsoft too doesn't know anymore what library should be in the msdn-help. Some times, if you search for something, you finish on a library that can't be added to your project.

    This is the reason, because your question will probably never be answered!

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:35 PM