Visual Studio 2011 & Windows 8 - by Roman313

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ID 688535 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 9/15/2011 8:33:41 AM
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this really question about Visual Studio 2011 and Windows 8.

I try Windows 8 Developer build,
and I saw that C++ projects is now managed only.

Is Visual Studio 2011 will be support to create native Windows applications,
such as native apps for Windows XP, Win7, with resources such as bitmaps, icons,
and more (PE & PE+ format) without using C++/CLI ?

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Posted by Delta Jay on 10/27/2011 at 12:00 PM
Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place but I just downloaded and installed Win 8 yesterday and am pretty impressed with the features. I've only used a computer for less than 5 years and learned on Vista. 7 was a big step up and 8 is even better. Good work.
Posted by Roman313 on 9/19/2011 at 9:16 AM
Ok, thanks.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/19/2011 at 9:11 AM
Hi Roman313,

Thanks for the feedback! Yes, most definitely Visual Studio is supporting pure native C++ development for Windows 8. What you may have noticed is that there is a new language model required to access the new windows runtime. It borrows heavily from C++ CLI syntax, but it is most definitely all native. Here's a good starting point for understanding the new model using any of the supported languages.

Finally, Visual Studio (Professional version and above) will most definitely support building classic applications (non-metro, and not specific to Windows 8).

Thanks again,
Jim Griesmer
Visual Studio IDE Development Lead
Posted by Doug Turnure [Feedback Moderator] on 9/15/2011 at 12:51 PM
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Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 9/15/2011 at 8:43 AM
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