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Metro Style Desktop apps (third kind of app in Win8)

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  • Hi Paul,

    Metro style enabled desktop browsers are not applicable to general applications. Only the user's chosen browser can make use of this functionality: you'll notice that IE loses it's Metro style tile and capabilities if you choose a different default browser.

    The whitepaper that you link to is the documentation on how to implement that. If you are writing a browser and have specific implementation questions then please feel free to ask.

    --Rob

    Saturday, March 10, 2012 5:53 PM
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  • Hi Paul,

    Metro style enabled desktop browsers are not applicable to general applications. Only the user's chosen browser can make use of this functionality: you'll notice that IE loses it's Metro style tile and capabilities if you choose a different default browser.

    The whitepaper that you link to is the documentation on how to implement that. If you are writing a browser and have specific implementation questions then please feel free to ask.

    --Rob

    Saturday, March 10, 2012 5:53 PM
    Owner
  • Hi Rob,

    thanks for the clarification. No, I am not interested in Browser development :)

    I had hoped this could also apply to other type of apps (online banking, LOB, etc.) beside Browsers - which would have been a great. Basically, I want create a C++/Cx application with a touch frontend (metro) and a desktop version.

    Maybe for the next Version of Windows... until then we have to stick with WTL/GDI :-(

    On a side-note: Will this affect applications that use the WebView in there apps? Will this open the gate to 3rd Party Gecko/Webkit based WebViews?

    - Paul

    Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:27 PM