Windows 8 Desktop Apps

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on January 27, 2013
Last Updated on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 12:01 AM
Total Updates: 4

With the release of Windows 8 comes some big changes. For example, application developers can now build desktop applications using the combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These programming languages are typically known for being used to build websites and web applications, but can now be used to build native Windows applications.

JavaScript programs now have access to the OS file system and can interact with Windows through a library called Windows 8 Runtime (Windows RT). JavaScript also makes use of another library in Windows 8 called WinJS. Making use of these libraries and using the Microsoft SDK, you are able to make full fledge desktop applications.