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Using WPF rather than WinRT for Windows 8 Pro tablet app: good or bad idea?

Our business is considering writing a line of business application for tablets to enable road warriors and executives access our data. This will be primarily used for dashboards, reports and some form ...
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What capabilities of Adobe Flash are not present in the WinRT API?

As from March 2013, Microsoft allows Adobe Flash content to play by default on its immersive Internet Explorer 10: http://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/03/11/new-ie-10-flash-policy.aspx When asked ...
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Will an app made for windows store support WindowsRT, windows8 and windows 8 mobile? [closed]

I am very much confused about these. I would like to develop app for windows 8 , Windows RT , and windows mobile. I have windows 8 OS installed in my laptop. As far as I know, Windows RT is for ARM ...
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What are C++/CX and C++/CLI, and how do they relate to C++ and WinRT?

I was considering taking up the challenge of learning C++ for designing Metro apps and that's when I came across C++/CX. Can Metro apps be coded in C++ 11? Do they require C++/CX to work? And what ...
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Are there any limitations to using WinRT instead of .Net? [closed]

From my understanding creating an application that runs on multiple architectures requires virtualization, and virtualization reduces performance since it creates a layer of abstraction. With Windows ...
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What is the difference between Windows 8, WinRT, and Windows RT?

I just read that there will be two versions of Windows available: Windows RT and Windows 8. Could someone please describe what the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 are? And how these ...
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What's new in Windows 8 for desktop apps? [closed]

I see all kinds of demonstrations about Build of the new features in Windows 8 for Metro apps, but not much for Desktop applications. Is there anything new for desktop-style apps; or has nothing ...
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WinRT for 'desktop' apps

So I'm reading up about the differences between the old and the new APIs, and I can't find whether the new WinRT API will provide for desktop apps, so far it seems its only available to write Metro ...