Surface Tablet and Visual Studio.

snarfblam

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Windows for ARM devices lacks the traditional desktop. At's all Metro whatever it's called now. So, as I understand it, while you can develop for ARM devices, you won't be able to develop on ARM devices.
 

EFileTahi-A

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Windows for ARM devices lacks the traditional desktop. At's all Metro whatever it's called now. So, as I understand it, while you can develop for ARM devices, you won't be able to develop on ARM devices.

Hey Snarfblam! Thanks for posting.

Well, that would be my next question, that is, if we could develop .NET for ARM devices. Nice.

But will mobile .NET apps require a special Mobile type project in visual studio or we can use standard VS projects? I'm in imminence of selling my Asus Transformer TF101 to get a surface device, mainly because I will be able to use my C# knowledge to quickly build .NET apps for it.

PS: How busy are you now? I still have hope that some day we might develop something together. I've returned to my old fantasy roguelike RPG project which is something... well... never seen before... ;)

I could post a link to its secret URL in case you are interested. :D
 
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snarfblam

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Well, it looks like I might have been wrong. There seems to be a metro version of VS after all (http://dotnet.dzone.com/articles/visual-studio-11-beta).

The real problem is that you apparently need to be a licensed developer (whatever that entails) to distribute apps, and need to distribute apps via the app store (http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/29/windows-store-metro-mode-no-sideloading-psa). I'm not sure what that means for programmers like me who only make free software.

I'd be curious to see what you're cooking up, but lately, I've actually been trying to get back on top of an NES homebrew game I've been working on. I just need to muster up the patience and determination needed to finish a game in written completely in assembly.
 

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Well, it looks like I might have been wrong. There seems to be a metro version of VS after all (http://dotnet.dzone.com/articles/visual-studio-11-beta).

The real problem is that you apparently need to be a licensed developer (whatever that entails) to distribute apps, and need to distribute apps via the app store (http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/29/windows-store-metro-mode-no-sideloading-psa). I'm not sure what that means for programmers like me who only make free software.

Hmm... Well, lets wait and see. Thanks for mentioning it.

I'd be curious to see what you're cooking up, but lately, I've actually been trying to get back on top of an NES homebrew game I've been working on. I just need to muster up the patience and determination needed to finish a game in written completely in assembly.

Assembly; now that's what I call doing it the hard way. I wonder what would be the result if you put such passionate effort towards something done in a easier language but yet quite complex :D

I'm going to send you a private message so you can read about my project.
 
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