Universal Windows Platform - Closing UWP-Win32 Gaps RRS feed

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  • One of Microsoft's long-term strategies with UWP is to close the gaps with earlier app technologies, especially Win32. The goal: To make UWP a compelling option for more app types. The introduction of support for true multi-instancing, console UWP apps, and broader file-system access are three large steps on that effort.

    Read this article in the May 2018 issue of MSDN Magazine

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 5:54 PM

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  • And WPF?
    Monday, May 7, 2018 8:33 PM
  • Great to see progress here, but still plenty left to go. It's as if the platform assumes all UWP apps will be distributed via the store, which greatly stifles developers trying to use UWP for every scenario in the universe other than the Microsoft Store. Which sends us looking at WPF, then we realize all the interesting activity and platform APIs are UWP, but we can't use that because ... (loop back to prior sentence). Example: A UWP app that factors file system operations into a .Net Standard 2.0 library as part of the solution - can't be done even with these new features since broadFileSystemAccess requires Windows.Storage APIs, not available in .Net Standard.
    Friday, October 19, 2018 6:08 PM