IWP75: Tim Heuer on Windows Runtime XAML

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This week, Lead Program Manager Tim Heuer joined us to talk about all the announcements from Build 2014 with regard to Windows Runtime XAML, (as well as the unified Windows platform in general)

As you more than likely know, XAML is the specific schema of XML leveraged by several different Microsoft programming languages and frameworks for declaratively creating user experiences.

Tim was behind an enormous amount of work that took place to drive this release of the universal XAML for Windows Runtime framework in this last release of Windows Phone, (8.1), as well as the current version of Windows (8.1 update) for PCs, laptops and tablets. In this interview, he walks us through an awesome demo he prepared for the Build 2014 keynote that presents exactly how to utilize Windows Runtime XAML to deliver a compelling experience across device types, using universal projects in Visual Studio 2013 update 2, (the release candidate unveiled at Build).

Here are some links to related materials for more information.

Please let me know if you have any feedback!

LL @larryalieberman



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    Great video ! Couple questions for You.

    1. Is there a chance that xaml will dissaper in windows 9 or next visual studio? I prefer xaml over html and css but I want to invest my time in technology that will be on the top for a very long time.

    2. I can see that You are using visual studio express. I have visual studio pro 2012 and (unfortunately) 2013 express right now. In express edition You cannot create PCL. Can I use "Share Project" and all features that You present in express edition or there are some limitations?

    3. Can I download Your example ?

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