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GeneralMusing about WinRT [modified] PinmemberSuper Lloyd12-Mar-14 17:00 
For some reason today I day dreamed for a while about WinRT.
My current mood about it is that I absolutely don't care about it and whatever I did with it is already fading from my memory...
I was just wondering if it was the right move!
Not some kind of 'do the right thing' pattern/fashion nazi but more like... trying to predict the future, will WinRT be ever massively relevant?
Reading a FUD article by Rockford Lotha (or some spelling like that) It occurs to me that Microsoft marketing machine fuddled the thing but it is actually a simple proposition.
What is the cost / benefit analysis for the user (currently)
- (COST) only works on Win8
- (COST) has much less functionality than desktop app (no multiple windows, no drag and drop, tons of controls missing, poor file support, poor db support, sadly minimalistic UI, etc...)
- (BENEFIT) marginally faster than pure .NET app (and plain faster app start)
- (BENEFIT) much easier deployment and update (no user security problem / install issue there!)
- (COST) the easier deployment is only through MS Store, it's pathetic for Enterprise internal app
- (BENEFIT) better DirectX integration (C# still a second class citizen though. yeah I know about SharpDX (it's good), thanks)
- EDIT (BENEFIT for C++ Devs) you can develop in C++ and have powerful XAML UI but... I can't see any MFC developer being excited by restricted Metro UI! Cry | :(( (maybe it's for the casual DirectX programmer?)
When I look at this list I can see that the benefits are not worth the costs, at least as far as I am concerned for my pet projects and user base! Poke tongue | ;-P
Problem solved!
My programming get away... The Blog...
DirectX for WinRT/C# since 2013!
Taking over the world since 1371!

modified 13-Mar-14 3:31am.

GeneralRe: Musing about WinRT PinmemberBillWoodruff12-Mar-14 19:13 
GeneralRe: Musing about WinRT PinmemberSuper Lloyd12-Mar-14 19:20 
GeneralRe: Musing about WinRT PinmemberJimmyRopes12-Mar-14 19:54 
GeneralRe: Musing about WinRT PinmemberCDP180212-Mar-14 20:35 
GeneralRe: Musing about WinRT PinprofessionalMycroft Holmes12-Mar-14 21:05 
GeneralIt's all going a bit wrong again PinprofessionalDuncan Edwards Jones12-Mar-14 13:37 

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