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Windows Runtime via C# by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort

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Chapter 1. Windows Runtime primer

The Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) offers many features, which application developers use to simplify building applications. This book explains many of these Windows features and offers guidance and best practices when using them. Windows exposes its features via an application programming interface (API), called the Windows Runtime (WinRT). WinRT APIs are callable using many programming languages, including JavaScript, native C++, and .NET’s C# and Visual Basic. However, in this book, I chose to demonstrate consuming the WinRT APIs via the C# programming language due to C#’s widespread adoption and the productivity gains it provides over the other languages.

The Windows OS supports many application models. ...

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