locked
Lync 2013 SDK for Windows 8 Metro Apps. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any SDK for developing Metro apps using Lync 2013?

    -Varshant

    Friday, December 21, 2012 7:58 AM

Answers

  • It is actually not developed using the UCC API. Native Windows 8 "Metro" apps require a version of the .NET framework targeted specifically for Win 8. The UCC API is not compiled with that framework.

    The Windows 8 "Desktop" app which you refer to as a "Metro" app, was built using a newer internal assembly that is compiled with the Desktop framework.

     

    John Austin Senior Programming Writer Microsoft

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:22 PM

All replies

  • I've been playing around with this. My perspective is that there's two UI environments on Windows 8 - there's the new'Metro' environment which AFAIK we now call the Windows 8 Start screen; and there's the 'traditional' Windows desktop. Running Windows 8 you can switch back and forth between the two.

    Some new applications are listed on the Windows 8 start screen, and when you start them, they run in the Windows 8 Start screen (formerly the 'Metro' environment). Other older applications, like Calculator and Visual Studio, you can list them using tiles on the Windows 8 Start screen. When you launch them they run on the traditional Windows desktop.

    I hope to soon publish videos that shows how to create Lync WPF and Silverlight control applications that run in Windows 8, using the Lync 2013 Preview SDK. With a WPF app I believe you will be able to start it from the Windows 8 Start screen, and it will run on the desktop. With a Lync Silverlight application, I believe you'll be able to start it in IE, and it will run on the desktop. I don't know yet what the story is with Windows 8 and the Lync 2010 SDK. I encourage you to give it a try.

    I know of no way to create a Lync 'Metro' application. Yet.

    Friday, December 21, 2012 5:17 PM
  • Thanks John.

    But surprising here is, how Microsoft able to launch a 'Lync Metro App', when the Windows 8 Start Screen, is not being able to support yet.

    Any clue, how this Lync Metro App (LyncMX) client app has been designed?


    -Varshant

    Monday, December 24, 2012 7:00 AM
  • Hi,

    I know few things about the Lync Metro App provided by microsoft.

    It ia a XAML c# based app and it is developed using UCC API.

    But they have not provided that API for us for development purposes as it is a COM based API


    Mayank

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:19 AM
  • It is actually not developed using the UCC API. Native Windows 8 "Metro" apps require a version of the .NET framework targeted specifically for Win 8. The UCC API is not compiled with that framework.

    The Windows 8 "Desktop" app which you refer to as a "Metro" app, was built using a newer internal assembly that is compiled with the Desktop framework.

     

    John Austin Senior Programming Writer Microsoft

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:22 PM