Windows 8/WinRT

T14 Lap Around the Windows Runtime


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Introductory

Rockford Lhotka



When writing applications for Windows 8’s new Metro interface, developers will be using the Windows Runtime to interact with the operating system. The Windows Runtime is an important piece of building any Metro-style application. This session will introduce the Windows Runtime to developers, and cover key aspects of this new platform, how it can be used to tackle common application scenarios, and how to use it from .NET, HTML5 + JavaScript, and even C++.

You will learn:

  • Overview of the Windows Runtime in Windows 8
  • How to use the Windows Runtime from .NET, HTML + JS, and C++
  • Comparisons to existing frameworks and discussion of how to port existing code