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Windows 8 app developer blog

Insights on building Windows Store apps by the Windows 8 engineering team
  • Blog Post: Exposing .NET tasks as WinRT asynchronous operations

    In the blog post Diving Deep with Await and WinRT , we discussed the new async and await keywords in C# and Visual Basic and how you can use them to consume Windows Runtime (WinRT) asynchronous operations. With some assistance from the .NET Base Class Libraries (BCL), you can also use these keywords...
  • Blog Post: Diving deep with WinRT and await

    The recent blog post Keeping apps fast and fluid with asynchrony in the Windows Runtime includes examples of how the await keyword in C# and Visual Basic enables developers to use WinRT asynchronous operations while still maintaining and reasoning about good control flow. In this follow-on post, I dive...
  • Blog Post: Getting the most out of your pixels - adapting to view state changes

    In Windows 8, your apps run on a variety of screen sizes and under various view states. A user might have your app snapped to the side of a 25-inch desktop monitor, or fill the whole screen of a 10-inch widescreen tablet. In each case, you want your app to take full advantage of the available space....
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