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  • Question

  • Does Windows 8 Metro application which work on PC will also work on WinRT tablets / Windows 8 Phones? Or there any principles to keep it work on all of these devices?
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:26 PM


  • In general, the same app will work on both Windows 8 and on Windows RT, although native code will need to be recompiled. The exceptions are generally performance oriented: Windows RT systems tend to be much lower powered, so the app will need to take that into account to degrade gracefully.

    Windows Phone 8 is a separate (but related) OS and runs different (but related) apps. See Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 app development for recommendations on how to share code.


    • Marked as answer by fex_ Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:27 AM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:53 AM