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General Development "Looking past the Metro hype, the Build conference also revealed promising road maps for C#, Visual Studio, and the .Net platform as a whole. Perhaps the most exciting demo of the conference for .Net developers, however, was Project Roslyn, a new technology that Microsoft made available yesterday as a Community Technology Preview. Roslyn aims to bring powerful new features to C#, Visual Basic, and Visual Studio, but it's really much more than that. If it succeeds, it will reinvent how we view compilers and compiled languages altogether."
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RE[4]: .NET
by kaiwai on Tue 25th Oct 2011 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: .NET"
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I'm not sure we have the whole story yet. I'd be very surprised if they didnt open the WinRT up to desktop apps.

I mean, you can already do it, they just have not publicly said its a supported scenario. Plenty of examples online.

I wonder though how quickly the Windows 8 app store will fill up, and if it could possibly obsolete desktop apps to anything but legacy support.

I hope that they do because I've read some of the cool features that help with battery/power efficiency and hope that maybe they're down playing its use for desktop applications to give Metro all the lime light. I wonder whether we'll see WinRT appear on Windows Phone 8 when it is released so then it will be possible to write native applications that scale from the laptop to the desktop then to the tablet and then to the phone.

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