TH06 Migrating from WPF or Silverlight to WinRT


9:30 am - 10:45 am

Level: Intermediate

Rockford Lhotka



Many Windows applications today are written in WPF or Silverlight, and this trend will continue for the next several years. At the same time we know that Microsoft is putting all their energies toward the new Windows Runtime (WinRT) development platform. In this session you will learn how to migrate WPF and Silverlight apps to WinRT. As a result you will also learn what you can to today as you create WPF/Silverlight apps to best prepare for the WinRT future.

You will learn:

  • The similarities and differences between WPF/Silverlight and WinRT
  • Technologies best avoided to ease migration to WinRT
  • Techniques that make WinRT migration easier