Building Windows Runtime Components with C++

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The Windows Runtime enables developers from a variety of languages – JavaScript, C#, Visual Basic and C++ - to use the Windows APIs in a natural and familiar way. But did you know that you can build your own components that project into those same languages for use in your Metro style apps? Watch this session to learn how to build your own Windows Runtime components with C++ that can be used across languages in Metro style applications.

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      geeyef

      This video is corrupted.  It dies right at 8:16

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      golnazal

      @geeyef: You mean the streaming file? I can't repro this.

      Golnaz

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      geeyef

      Yes, it was the streaming file. It's working now.  Happened several times in a row for me but it's ok now.

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      ArmandoMeabe

      Hello people, I'm really trying to reproduce the source codes hi makes in VS2011, but this is not working for me. I must be doing something wrong, I don't have intellisense at all and cant find references such as 'Platform'.

      Is there any chances of getting the source code of this? I mean, a zip with the first solution he uses for example. That would be awesome.

      Thank you!!

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      ArmandoMeabe

      Just wanted to add, maybe I should add this at the forum but... I must try this on Windows 8? Because I'm trying to do the same things that shows on the video in VS2011 on Windows 7.

      Do I have the /CX things on 7 with VS2011?

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      harrypierson

      ArmandoMeabe, AFAIK you need Win8 to build WinRT components. That may be why you're not seeing C++/CX options on your machine

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      ArmandoMeabe

      @harrypierson: Thank you Harry! Thats kind of bad news to me, I think W8 is tecnically awesome, but I just can't imagine myself in the laboratory using such a happy coloured interface with animations and all... I guess I'l give it a new try, maybe I could disable that. Thanks again!

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      harrypierson

      @ArmandoMeabe Give it a try - I've been dogfooding Win8 since before the //build conference and I love the new start menu and the full screen Metro apps. You get used to the new normal very quickly. Win8 Release Preview coming first week of June: https://twitter.com/#!/BuildWindows8/status/194627936115101696

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