May 15, 2012 7 Comments
The only way to build a mobile tablet app for all versions of Windows 8 will be to use the new Metro application framework, and it’s much different than previous Microsoft platforms. Developing Metro apps for Windows 8 is a combination of leveraging your existing skill sets and learning concepts that are new to the platform.
Following are five things that make developing Metro apps new and different. Food for thought as you dive into new waters and create the next great app that will earn you fame and fortune:
1. Programming language now determines your presentation layer
Previously Windows developers could choose a programming language like C# or VB, and separately choose a presentation layer like WinForms or DirectX.
This coupling of language and presentation increases the importance of making the right language decision for your project. Deciding which is better largely depends on what the priority is for your project.