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Building Windows 8 Metro Style Apps with C++ - A Free Event [Sold Out. Will Stream Live!]

Join the Microsoft Visual C++ and Windows teams in Redmond on May 18, 2012 for a free, all-day event focused on building Windows 8 Metro style apps with C++.  

These Windows-specific talks will use both portable ISO C++ and Visual C++-specific compiler extensions; for brevity below we'll refer to both as "C++" (i.e., this day is about Visual C++, not Visual C# or JavaScript).

We will have pragmatic advice for every developer writing Metro style apps and games with XAML and/or DirectX and C++.

This event is sold out.  However, it will stream live right here on Channel 9! Tune in on May 18, 2012, 8:00AM PDT.


  • VC++ for Windows 8, Keynote by Herb Sutter
  • Building Windows 8 apps with XAML and C++
  • Building Windows 8 games with DirectX and C++
  • Introduction to the Windows Runtime Library  (WRL)
  • Writing Connected apps: Writing networking code with C++
  • Combining XAML & DirectX in a Metro style apps
  • Writing WinRT components to be consumed from any language
  • VC11 compiler flags for getting the most out of C++
All sessions will be recorded and available for on demand viewing on C9.


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  • Larry SeltzerLarry Seltzer

    Do native code Metro apps have to be available in ARM, x86 and x64?

  • Greetings,

    Can the Event be followed online?
    will the materials be available for download ?

    And also, 

    will we be able to use DirectX and WinRT on Windows phone 8 also?


  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    , MusMous wrote


    Can the Event be followed online?
    will the materials be available for download ?


    All of the sessions from the event will be recorded and will air on C9 after the fact. We are not sure if this will stream live, however.


  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    @Larry Seltzer: Native apps have to be compiled to target the underlying machine architectures, yes. Is that your question? ( So, if you want a native app to run on ARM, then you need to compile for ARM. WinRT doesn't solve that problem automagically... Smiley )


  • freeflyfreefly

    @Charles : Thanks for making it available online.

  • ChrisChris

    Very nice, looking forward to see the recordings.

    Is holding this event a recent decision? I'm asking because in a recent vcblog post a lot of people expressed that they currently don't care much about Metro. I'm wondering if this event is being held because of that.

  • @Charles:I think he asked - in case I like to upload my native C++ app to store, then I have to make it available (i.e. compile it) for all x86, x64 and ARM platforms?

    -- s.

  • tahanks good

  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    Streaming live and on-demand! Rock and roll.


  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    @SlavoFurman: Yep.


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