Introduction to Metro Applications


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Introduction to Metro Applications

  1. 1. Introduction to MetroApplicationsMichael F. Collins, IIIDesert Code CampNovember 2011
  2. 2. Windows 8 Metro style apps Desktop apps HTML / View XAML CSSController JavaScript Model C/C++ C#, VB HTML C C# (Chakra) JS C++ VB WinRT APIs System Services Communication Graphics & Devices & & Data Media Printing Win .NE Application Model IE T 32 SL Core Windows Core OS Services
  3. 3. Windows Runtime (WinRT) Language Metro style app Support (CLR, WinJS, CRT) Language Projection UI Pickers Controls Media Web Host (HTML, CSS, Windows XAML Storage Network … JavaScript))Metadata &Namespace Runtime Windows Runtime Core Broker Windows Core
  4. 4. WinRT Services User Interface Devices Communications & Data Media Fundamentals
  5. 5. What’s Important? Metro applications run in an Internet Explorer 10 shell  Acts just like a browser Full HTML 5 support Full CSS 3 support Full JavaScript support You can use the WinRT libraries, or choose to continue using jQuery, KnockoutJS, or other JavaScript libraries
  6. 6. Windows 8 Metro Applications JavaScript Windows Runtime C++ C#/VB
  7. 7. How does HTML5 Compare: C++ HTML 5 C++ HTML 5 applications run in Internet Explorer 10  C++ is compiled as Portable across all Windows 8 native code architectures  Uses the WinRT JavaScript is loaded into a document and interpreted by framework the JavaScript engine  Uses XAML for UI Uses the WinRT framework Uses HTML 5 and CSS 3 for UI  Uses Standard Template Additional JavaScript-based UI Library controls  Automatic reference Supports data binding to HTML controls counting
  8. 8. How does .NET Compare: HTML5 .NET HTML 5 .NET compiles to MSIL  HTML5 apps use the Internet Explorer core hosted in a shell  Will be just-in-time application provided by Metro compiled for the host  Uses WinRT machine  Most JavaScript libraries can be reused: Uses the WinRT jQuery, KnockoutJS, etc. framework  Metro JavaScript library supports data binding and list Uses XAML for the UI controls Subset of the .NET  Metro applications have full HTML 5 support and CSS 3 Framework  HTML 5 applications are not Garbage collection limited to same server policy
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