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A .NET developer's view of Windows 8 app development


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This chalk talk is intended for C# and VB developers who want to start creating Windows 8 Metro style apps. In this talk, we will introduce a new profile of the .NET Framework for use in building Windows 8 Metro style apps. We'll also describe and discuss the design, architecture, features and limitations of this new profile.

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  • MikeMike

    Was this talk recordeed?

  • DeeDee

    Video pleeeeeeaaaaaase. Thank you. :)

  • minoytminoyt

    I bet something was said that was not supposed to be recorded. So they won't release the tape.

  • shaggygishaggygi

    Tim Heuer mentioned that chalk talks we not recorded. So... this probably does not have a video.

  • Cyber SinhCyber Sinh

    OK, but perhaps they could publish at least the slides.

  • This session was the one I expected

  • AbdelkrimAbdelkrim

    Me too, I am waiting for this session

  • Cameron PetersCameron Peters

    I'd like to see this video as well... if that's not possible, even the slides would be helpful.

    ~ Cameron

  •  Sad where is this? no recorded?

  • Tim Heuer said the following via Twitter today:
    "it was recorded as I saw them recording. Not sure why not up yet"

    I would like to see it also.   <Pounding fist on table>


  • deedee

    Because they don't work over weekends? :-)

    Hopefully we'll see these on Monday..

  • aoeuiaoeui

    There is no video or they will upload it later?

  • coming soon?

  • Mick NMickN WP7 Dev Resources TWITTER @MickNDev BLOG ​http://bit.​ly/fAfqlj

    @TimHeuer: @MickNDev other chalk talks have been published so I would expect this one to be also. Not sure of the delay /cc @ch9


    Presumably the few unpublished talks is the remnant of @ch9 doing a good job getting MOST of the stuff to us before the weekend. Hopefully we see it early in the week.

  • JowenJowen

    I really hope this is still going to be posted. I wanted to attend the session, but it was full! There were about 4 rows of people standing in the dooropening :)

  • deedee

    OK, where is it already??????????

  • This talk was completely filled 10 minutes after the earlier talk of the day ... meaning that even if you rushed from the 9am talk to this 10:30am talk ... you were caught outside the room and not let in ... I stood outside, craning my neck trying to listen for the whole hour.

    I only mention this ... because I think this video should be released ... because not even all the attendees were able to attend this talk ... and this subject matter is of interest to a lot of people.

    By the way, it was an awesome talk! One of the better ones since it covered a lot of meaty material.

  • JohnJohn

    As a .NET developer with lots of time invested in the platform, I'd like to see this published!

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  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    Looking into it.


  • WinInsiderWinInsider Mike, MCAD

    Out of all BUILD talks... this and 813T are of interest to me... both are not published... is legal and marketing still in editing room with scissors?

  • Duncan MackenzieDuncanma "yeah that's awful close, but that's not why I'm so hard done by"

    Session video is now available. HQ WMV is not yet ready, but we've published the files we have since people seem so eager to see it!

  • JoaoJoao

    I just found out that if you click in the speaker link ("Krzysztof Cwalina") you can download the video

  • AJFrostAJFrost Holy shim!

    HQ video is a must have for anything with code in the video...


  • anonanon

    @AJFrost: If you just start the Silverlight video, it's way higher quality than the wmv file.

  • anonanon

    @AJFrost: Oh, you need to select format -> progressive for that. The html stream also looks low q.

  • aoeuiaoeui

    Please upload HQ video.
    Both HTML5 and Silverlight formats keep buffering for me.

  • Maximilian Haru Radityamahara Maximilian Haru Raditya

    HQ WMV: http://video.ch9.ms/build/2011/wmv-hq/930-HD.wmv

  • aoeuiaoeui

    Thank you, mahara.

  • CKurtCKurt while( ( !​succeed=try​() ) ) { }

    Great Talk! Also very good to include the question in the end. Seems like the WinRT team has a lot of questions to answer about LOB apps Tongue Out

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  • Maximilian Haru Radityamahara Maximilian Haru Raditya

    ,CKurt wrote

    Great Talk! Also very good to include the question in the end. Seems like the WinRT team has a lot of questions to answer about LOB appsTongue Out

    You're right. A lot of questions still remain...

    Further, even the app that is used to develop Metro style apps and other apps a.k.a. VS11 is still written using C++ and .NET, and certainly not WinRT. I'm not even sure about Office.

    Well, I wonder what MS is going to say about all of these. Metro is just for the consumer for now.

  • A great session with useful insight.

    I am starting to get a little tired of all these different crippled .Net Framework subsets though. What category does something as elemetary as binary serialization fall under? I don't feel it's obsolete, duplicate or platform specific and yet it's constantly shafted. One only has to look online for the custom implementations built for Silverlight and WP7 to know that it's sorely missed. I find it sad that people have to constantly reinvent the wheel because Microsoft insists on shaving every last byte from these framework subsets. Maybe Microsoft should give developers the option to distribute the neutered non-platform specific components with their apps.

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