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Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft offers a new runtime for writing Windows applications with a new modern style: Windows Runtime (WinRT). It contains classes with properties, methods, and events, and it uses delegates — so it looks like .NET but it’s a native library. This chapter explains the core fundamentals of Windows Runtime, demonstrating how it differs from .NET and how you can integrate the two to begin writing Windows Store apps.
Windows 8 includes version 1.0 of this runtime: Windows 8.1 version 2.0.
Conversely, Windows Runtime adapts to different languages, ...