So I'm trying to learn about making Windows store apps, as I have a game that I made with older technology that might be a good fit.
At home, I have Windows 8.1 and can run VS express 2013 'for Windows'. The problem is that at home, family commitments make it hard to concentrate on programming.
At work I sometimes have some time to really concentrate, but we just moved to Windows 7 and will likely stay here for 10 more years. At work I must use the 'for Windows Desktop' version.
My first app created with the DirectX xaml template on my Windows 8 computer will not load on my Windows 7 computer. I can look at the individual files, but it's kind of hard to learn new technology that way.
What I would like to do is maybe work on two projects, one at home that will allow me to learn exactly what makes an Windows store app different from any other app, and the other project with graphics and game logic that can be developed on my Windows 7 computer. Then at the end, I could merge them together somehow and make a Windows Store app out of a regular app.
Does anyone know more about what features in 'for Windows' that cannot be use with 'for Windows Desktop'. Are all solutions and projects incompatible among the different versions? What would you do if you were forced to work on a Windows 7 computer for much of the time, and you wanted to make an app for the Windows Store?
Edited by cephalo, 18 February 2014 - 10:35 AM.