Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – Licensing and In-app purchases (Part 7/11)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Windows 8 Metro applications are distributed by Windows Store. The store handles all installation tasks, updating to the new versions when published by developer. Also it handles purchasing the application, supporting trial mode (if application developer chooses to support it) and handles in-app purchases. All licensing supported by Windows.ApplicationModel.Store namespace. Note: CurrentApp provides license information for the current app.This object obtains its data from the Windows Store, which is not currently (Consumer Preview timeframe) supported. For development purposes we will use CurrentAppSimulator class, which completely mimics APIs of CurrentApp class but enables developing licensing...