Windows 8/WinRT

T05 Windows 8 Metro-style Application Contracts and Extensibility


10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Level: Intermediate

Brian Peek

Senior Technical Evangelist


Contracts are a new feature of Windows 8 Metro-style applications that allow applications to interact with the operating system and other Metro-style applications in a standard way. With contracts, applications can implement interfaces to allow searching, sharing, settings, app-to-app file picking, and more. In this session, we will explore these contracts and how they can be used in any Windows 8 Metro-style application to provide a seamless, integrated experience for users.

You will learn:

  • How to use several of the Windows 8 Metro-style application contracts
  • How to implement these contracts in ways that make sense for your application
  • How to make your application "feel" like it's part of the new Windows 8 UI