Missed this, did you? I haven't created a Windows Store app, but from what I understand you can create on in C# that has a UI based on XAML. No HTML need be involved.
True, it won't work on Windows 7. However, Silverlight should be able to run on Windows 8 (the desktop version).
Also, if you create a "portable class library", that project should work in Silverlight/WinRT. Then it'd really only be the XAML portion you'd have to duplicate across a one Silverlight and one WinRT project, supposing you want to develop the application on both platforms in parallel. The solution would look like this:
Portable Class Library (contains business logic, utility classes, interfaces, and so on)
Silverlight Project (contains Silverlight UI, mostly in XAML)
Windows Store XAML App (contains WinRT UI, mostly in XAML)
As in, I run the company. As the buck stops with me, I guess I could be considered self employed; but no, I run a software company (it did grow out of being self-employed, a few lucky breaks brought in some clients and I haven't looked back).
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If in some way you are trying to suggest he is rumoured to be linked to the Saville Sex-abuse inquiry, then it is just that, rumours. People are just taking to Twitter and thinking "who from the 70's looks like a peado?, I know that Noddy looks like a weirdo" It's all BS.
Ahhhhh the 70s christmas! Gong to buy a tree with dad, Slade in the radio, ice on the moors, sledging, flu, christmas parties, gluwine, listening to grunged out hippy metal bands in pubs, THOSE WERE THE DAYS! Forget Dickens. The 70s christmas was the tops!