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How to call WinRT APIs from .NET desktop apps

, 5 Feb 2013 Public Domain
Explains how to create a .NET app which invokes WinRT APIs on Windows 8.

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7 - publicly available No 5-Feb-13 11:08 Available Smitha Nishant
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6 No 8-Jan-13 10:38 Available ljw1004
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5 No 14-Sep-12 10:06 Available ljw1004
I changed from MainAsync().Wait() --> MainAsync().GetAwaiter().GetResult(), which has better exception behaviour (i.e. doesn't wrap exceptions up in an AggregateException)
4 No 12-Sep-12 21:25 Available ljw1004
I submitted an online project template, and mentioned it in the introduction.
3 No 12-Sep-12 12:41 Available ljw1004
I answered the question "what are WinRT APIs?"
2 No 11-Sep-12 19:46 Available ljw1004
Updates in content. 470 changes had been made.
1 No 11-Sep-12 19:39 Available ljw1004
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Lucian studied theoretical computer science in Cambridge and Bologna, and then moved into the computer industry. Since 2004 he's been paid to do what he loves -- designing and implementing programming languages! The articles he writes on CodeProject are entirely his own personal hobby work, and do not represent the position or guidance of the company he works for. (He's on the VB/C# language team at Microsoft).

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