[Misc] Just thinking outloud...

Startbeitrag von DarrenF am 10.04.2015 12:41

Hi everyone,

I was reading an article just the other day and a particular paragraph got me thinking - not much mind! ;)

The big deal about Windows 10 is that it will be a single operating system, across multiple device platforms. This adds some challenges, mainly how apps will transfer from one type of device to another. Microsoft’s solution is called universal apps. They are promising a wide range of apps that will create a pleasant experience on phones, small tablets, and PCs.

Now, does this mean that anything developed in WD could potentially be released for said devices without the need for WDM?

...discuss :xcool:


Hi Darren

there is nothing really new at that level in windows 10.... This has been the stated target for microsoft with 8 too...

For that, they created a completely new API, and if your application calls this API and not the standard windows one, they it is SUPPOSED to be able to be cross platform

However, it is currently so buggy and limited that even Microsoft was not able to demonstrate anything along those lines but the most simplistic apps.

When you add to that the fact that a similar UI on a 4 inches phone and on a 23 inches destop screen is a ludicrous idea, you realise that what you currently have with the possibility to share code while building different UIs in windev and mobile is a much more valid way of working

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 10.04.2015 13:00
Hi Fabrice,

Yes - I agree with what you are saying.

I was thinking of non-app store type applications that use the standard windows API and not the Metro based API.

The original article:

von DarrenF - am 10.04.2015 13:38
I already read a lot on the subject, and the standard application will NEVER be portable... Only those developed with the new universal api, IF AND WHEN microsoft is able to finalize an api common to completely different systems and with a big enough application range...

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 10.04.2015 16:32
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