Windows 8 Metro – Code Behind
When I develop Windows 8 Metro App I usually use Windows Store app samples to see code examples features but sometimes you want more…
For example I really want to know how “Mail” metro app works: How getting access to other email account, sending email and more.
So in order to to that I had to gain access to “Mail” metro app…
Let’s start the Hack:
Problem: WindowsApps folder is blocked and by default you can’t open this folder.
Solution: First open Windows Explorer and navigate into “C:\Program Files\”, locate “WindowsApps” folder. (If you can’t see this folder make sure your you can see Hidden Files and Folders - How to Find Hidden Files and Folders in Windows).
Right click on “WindowsApps” and select “Properties”
Move to “Security” tab and click on the “Advanced” button.
Click on the “Change” button.
Add your user and click “OK”.
Now when we try to open “WindowsApps” folder we can get inside and browse the folder inside it.
To get “Mail” metro app code let’s get inside “microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps” folder and open “ModernMail” folder, there you can find the entire Code.