Loading user information from Channel 9

Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9

Latest Achievement:

Loading user information from MSDN

Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN

Visual Studio Achievements

Latest Achievement:

Loading Visual Studio Achievements

Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements

Power Up Your Desktop App with Windows 8.1

1 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second


Right click “Save as…”

Slides (view online)
+My schedule - My schedule

Delight users of your desktop apps by taking advantage of platform advances in rich animations, touch, and high-DPI displays. In this talk for Win32 developers who use C++, we'll take a walk through each of these advances and direct you to deep dives for each topic.

For more information, check out this course on Microsoft Virtual Academy:

Follow the discussion

  • Oops, something didn't work.

    Getting subscription
    Subscribe to this conversation
  • How to power up desktop app on windows? Port windows runtime to desktop ('cmon it's easy), and you will have a good MFC replacement...

  • Brian ClarkeBrian Clarke

    Simply one of the proudest days of my life. Great presentation James, very well done. BAC

  • Sven GrootSven Groot Don't worry... I'm a doctor.

    Man, I really needed this per monitor DPI stuff two years ago. I had a Vaio Z which had a full 1080p 13" screen, about 170DPI effectively, but I frequently used it on a regular 23" 1080p external monitor. The result was that I was constantly changing the DPI setting (which meant logging out and back in) based on what monitor I was primarily working on at any one time.

    I'm really, really happy this support has finally been added to Windows. Props, guys!

  • RaqallRaqall

    00:55:30 - ooo, did they ever used MacBook?

  • Alex HuangAlex Huang

    Is there any document about "Precision TouchPad"? Samples codes or SDK? I tried to install Windows 8.1 in SurfacePro, but seems no same experience like yours in demo. I also implemented WM_POINTER and DirectManipulation but that is only for mouse/touch, but not touchpad.

    Thanks. Alex

Remove this comment

Remove this thread


Comments closed

Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to continue the conversation, please create a new thread in our Forums, or Contact Us and let us know.