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

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Introduction

The Microsoft Windows operating system offers many features and capabilities to application developers. Developers consume these features by calling Windows Runtime (WinRT) APIs. This book explores many of the Windows Runtime APIs and how to best use them from within your own applications. An emphasis is placed on using WinRT APIs from Windows Store apps. Windows Store app developers will also find a lot of architectural guidance as well as performance and debugging advice throughout all the book’s chapters.

In addition, since many WinRT APIs are available to desktop apps too, much of this book is also useful to desktop app developers. In particular, desktop app developers will get a lot from the chapters that cover files, folders, ...

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