30 Day to Launch Phone
You weren’t thinking that I was talking about something else were you? Some people might call the ^ a carat, but in our world, it is a hat. Use the “Hat” or ^ only if you are using with Windows Runtime Objects or are creating a Windows Runtime component.
(Keep in mind that there are WinRT API objects AND WinRT objects that you create, or I create).
Why use the “Hat” or “^” ? Seriously, it’s garbage. Really that is why, you use it to do garbage collection or automatic deletion for those of you that get a twitch whenever Microsoft mentions garbage collection. See you DON’T have to use the Garbage Collection or Automatic Deletion for anything other than WinRT, all other C++ function just like you would expect it to.
So what about C? Yeah, there is way to use C. I don’t want to talk about that right now, ok?
Wow a lot of stuff to learn about.
Why are all the posts covered in this winrt rubbish, I don't know anyone intending to use it... and what happened to xna?
However, I would suggest that you consider moving to C++ and DirectX for your game design for Windows 8. Once you get around all of the weird casing and endless annoying constants, as well the high level of complexity, C++ is pretty friendly. Ok, not really, but the reality is that C++ is a reality and it is the basis of most codebases. And you need to connect it to a useful presentation while maintaining all of the utility items for the rest of time. Got it? Society simply is not producing enough C++ programmers. Not close.
I am afraid that a few months ago I would agree with you, but I gained insight that C++ programmers are a bigger group of programmers and programs then any other group. Ignoring this large majority of programmers isn't a good idea.