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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Understanding the application life cycle of WinRT applications

Windows 8 applications are quite different than the normal desktop applications. The applications that need to build on this environment have to undergo certain changes, or you need to take care of certain special significances while building an application. For example, in case of normal Windows applications, the user has the close buttons for each application which is used to close the application, while in Windows 8 style tiles application, the user does not have a close button in general (and it is explicitly recommended not to have one). The user has to switch between different apps rather than closing one and opening another. Another important fact is that the Windows operating ...

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