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Create Win 8.1 Metro UI in C#

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Hi - can someone tell me if its possible to create a Shortcut on the Metro UI menu in Windows 8.1 using C#?

I created a WPF C# application and wanted to make sure it has a shortcut on the Win 8 Metro UI Desktop.
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by:ktaczala
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I'm pretty sure you'll need to use Visual Studio 2013 for windows 8.1 UI
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Ok how can I add the shortcut if i get VS 2013?
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I haven't dealt with windows 8 or 8.1 yet.  It looks like you need to publish to the windows store,  I don't know how to do it for personal use(maybe you can keep it private when you publish to the store).
here's a good link
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/bg184615.aspx
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 500 total points
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Although they share a similar technology under the hood (XAML), WPF applications run in the standard Windows interface (Windows 8), not in the Metro UI (Windows RT). You can thus not deploy them from the Windows Store that is used only for the new Windows interface deployment.

Although Window 8 and Windows RT share a few system classes, they are 2 very different beasts that install in very different ways. Windows 8 applications install with the usual .msi file, while Windows RT applications install through a package.

As far as I know, there was no way to create tiles dynamically in Windows 8.

Apparently, this can be done in Windows 8.1 through PowerShell scripts. See the middle of the page at http://www.laurierhodes.info/?q=node/65.

@ktaczala
Windows Store to deploy applications for the new interface, they can be deployed directly (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2012/04/25/deploying-metro-style-apps-to-businesses.aspx)
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