Windows 8 and the future of XAML: Part 5: More contracts in WinRT/Win8

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4/18/2012 8:47:52 AM

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In the previous article, we’ve introduced contracts in Windows 8. To quickly recapitulate, a contract allows Metro style applications in Windows 8 to communicate which each other or with Windows, without there being a hard reference between the participants of the communication. We’ve seen how the search contract allows applications to open themselves up to Windows so they can be search. There’s of course a contract that specifies how this searching is to be done: an application has to follow the rules specified in the contract so that Windows can communicate with the app in the way it needs to do. In this article, we’ll dive some more in contracts, more specifically, the share contract.