I am trying to evaluate of running .exe from Windows Phone 8. Is it possible? Here is what I am trying to do:
- Add simple hello world application hello_world.exe
- Copy it to SD card and execute.
Question that I have is, whether I will be able to display/open window and display "hello world" string on screen by executing this?
If not how can I achieve this? Is there any sample native app that does this in the SDK?
No. It won't run for two reasons.
1) WP8 is a ARM device and doesn't use x86/x64 compatible CPU, so it can't understand the normal .EXE file. (WP8 App file comes with extension .APPX)
2) Unless your phone is connected to a Live account that has active developer license (hence unlocked), it won't run applications that's not signed with Microsoft's special e-cert.
Writing native application for WP8 is possible, just download the SDK here and have fun.
Thanks for the quick response. Yes I read about creating native application. Based on my readings I understood that, there is need to create Windows run time component (which is a DLL) which wraps the native API call such as GlobalMemoryStatusEx().
Is there a list of native APIs that we can access?
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