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Visual Sutdio Express 2012 for windows desktop

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  • Will I be able to write my code on "Visual Sutdio Express 2012 for windows desktop" using html5,css,javasript to develop windows 8 desktop app.?
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:10 AM

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  • Hi Faysal,

    The "Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8" is used for developing windows store apps on Windows 8 system.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30664

    While the "Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop" allow you to develop traditional desktop applications like winform, WPF applications.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34673

    If you want to use HTML/javascript/css in your desktop application(such as a WPF application), you can consider using a webbrowser control in your WPF form and load the certain html page in the webbrowser control (which can enable scripting). For detailed info on how to integrate webbrowser control in WPF app (so as to display HTML based UI), you can post the question in the WPF forum:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/wpf/threads


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    • Marked as answer by Song Tian Friday, February 8, 2013 2:28 AM
    Monday, February 4, 2013 8:08 AM
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  • No, the HTML/CSS/JS option is only available for Windows Store apps. To use those technologies on the desktop platform you basically need to write a web app for a browser.

    Kraig
    Author, Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, a free ebook from Microsoft Press


    Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:39 AM
  • Hi Faysal,

    The "Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8" is used for developing windows store apps on Windows 8 system.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30664

    While the "Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop" allow you to develop traditional desktop applications like winform, WPF applications.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34673

    If you want to use HTML/javascript/css in your desktop application(such as a WPF application), you can consider using a webbrowser control in your WPF form and load the certain html page in the webbrowser control (which can enable scripting). For detailed info on how to integrate webbrowser control in WPF app (so as to display HTML based UI), you can post the question in the WPF forum:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/wpf/threads


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    • Marked as answer by Song Tian Friday, February 8, 2013 2:28 AM
    Monday, February 4, 2013 8:08 AM
    Moderator