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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[2]: .NET
by kaiwai on Tue 25th Oct 2011 03:34 UTC in reply to "RE: .NET"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

"So what's the deal... is MS leaving .NET behind, or are they not? I thought WinRT was supposed to be the new 'Jesus API' to rule them all?


I'm sure that .NET will be around for a long time for server development. But WinRT is the new Windows client API.
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But from what I observe it is for metro-only applications - 30 years on and Microsoft still haven't come up with the horrific mess that is common controls and dialogues.

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RE[3]: .NET
by Nelson on Tue 25th Oct 2011 13:49 in reply to "RE[2]: .NET"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

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.

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RE[4]: .NET
by kaiwai on Tue 25th Oct 2011 14:11 in reply to "RE[3]: .NET"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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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RE[4]: .NET
by Bit_Rapist on Wed 26th Oct 2011 14:44 in reply to "RE[3]: .NET"
Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

I don't know but the Windows 8 app store *idea* just makes me want to puke.

Sadly with Apple having such success with their mobile app store and now releasing the same fee charging 'prison' MS thinks this is the way to go.

I bet it makes development more expensive, and the returns to many developers will be lower.

Once Windows 8 hits with the app store I'll basically make the full switch to the mac. If I have to deal with a walled garden, nazi run operating system then at least I should deal with the nicest one there is to use.

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RE[3]: .NET
by tomcat on Tue 25th Oct 2011 20:48 in reply to "RE[2]: .NET"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

But from what I observe it is for metro-only applications - 30 years on and Microsoft still haven't come up with the horrific mess that is common controls and dialogues.


So what. Metro is the future of Windows. The desktop baggage is going to take a long time to die off, but there's no reason why an average Win8 tablet user really has to deal with the desktop, if they're running nothing but Metro apps.

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