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Will be Visual Studio able to automatically compile W8 certified desktop apps?

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  • I am not an expert user of Visual Studio. I wonder if the developer can compile his/her desktop application with an appropriate present or future VS version or tool being sure it takes care of all those requirements here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh749939.aspx

     that is, it prepares all the package to have a  "polite" desktop app. Thanks again

    • Moved by Bobby L. _Microsoft employee Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:14 PM Visual Studio question (From:Windows Store: Publishing Metro Style apps for Windows 8)
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:01 AM

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  • Hi -

     

    While Visual Studio has things built in that will help your app meet some of the certification requirements, there are a number of things that Visual Studio simply won't be able to do for you. Visual Studio can help with some of the things mentioned in section 3 such as /NXCOMPAT, /SAFESEH, etc., as well as ensuring that you have a proper UAC manifest, but many other things require you to make very conscious decisions during the development of the application.

     

    In reality, authoring an application that complies with these requirements is not overly difficult. As long as you have authored a good install/uninstall, as well as ensuring that your app doesn't crash/hang during the testing process, and a number of other things, you should be able to pass the certification process.

     

    -Raymond Parsons (MSFT)


    Raymond Parsons Microsoft Corporation This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by P5music Friday, January 27, 2012 10:23 AM
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:10 PM