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...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – What’s New (Part 1/11)

Long awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Win8 CP) just released! It is not come alone, but accompanied with Visual Studio 11 Beta (VS11)! Both products available for download. The links are: Win8 CP download is available here. Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8 download available here. So what’s new for developers? First think you will meet right after installing VS11 is facelift. Compare – VS2010 & VS11: VS11 got Metro-ish face lift! The icons are flat and grey, windows got flat look and feel...