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Is it possible to use the framework behind Metro UI to make Exposé?

Is it possible to use the framework behind the Windows 8 Metro UI to make Exposé-like application for Windows? I tried Mac and I really like this feature, on another side i like that I can drag the ...
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1answer
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Use Windows Store controls in a Windows 8 desktop app?

Is it possible to use the Windows 8 Store controls in a Windows 8 desktop app? Controls like the FlipView and SemanticZoom would be useful. I haven't found any information about this and would ...
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7answers
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Does async/await makes simple thing unnecessary complicated?

After exposing to Windows App Store development for a month, I begin to feel that async / await programming model does more harm than good. It makes simple thing complicated. Take an example, folder ...
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1answer
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Is a 64-bit Laptop going to be a problem for “Metro” apps? [closed]

I'm looking at a sample Windows 8 C# "Metro" style app (bingPushpin). When I 2-click MainPage.xaml, it gives me, "Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms." My Acer Aspire laptop ...
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1answer
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Is a Metro application installation restricted through Windows Store only?

I found that Windows 8 allows packaging and deploying of Metro applications and it can be installed by clicking on a ".bat" file. How will it technically be ensured that the applications can be ...
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1answer
508 views

How can I best prepare for building Windows Phone 8 Apps

I'm interested in learning to develop for Windows Phone down the road a bit, and am mostly interested in developing Metro Apps for the Windows Phone. It seems like there is some basic info for Metro ...
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4answers
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Is is possible to develop an application for both metro and classic style?

Is it possible to develop one application that can be be run in both: metro and classic style in Windows 8? I mean, application with the same core and two separate UIs, adjusted to currently used ...
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C++ Renaissance - marketing slogan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the latest “C++ Renaissance” mean? Lately, I hear a lot about C++ Renaissance. What is that? C++ is currently undergoing a renaissance. This ...
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What are “Metro apps”?

While it is relatively new now (2011/09/15), are there any resources for explanations of Metro applications for Windows8? I've not seen anything at the moment that summarises an "elevator pitch" for ...