And just what the heck does this have to do with building quality apps? Well, first of all a quality app don’t get hung up and freeze. If you use WinRT, then WinRT can help you prevent freezing. So no, this isn’t about a blend of icy goodness it is to prevent freezing and other issues of “calls” to things outside of your program.
With Blend, a check list:
c HTML 5 generation, check.
c XAML, check.
c Sketchflow, nope.
Well let’s get completely unfocused:
Jerry Nixon, who wrote the excellent blog entry (which I assume he incapable of writing anything different, unlike me) at:
So he gets the numbers in the title today. And Jerry mentions WinRT, but not in Blend, wonder why. But there is what WinRT is all about.
Reason 10 – WinRT
And what does it have to do with Blend?
You can use Blend to build WinRT components. But I am not sure why you would. It shows up as a template in Blend. Anyone with input on this let me know via the comments. Just seems really strange to be able to write C++ in Blend. Or it could just be me. Check out these two screen shots. So Blend must be a real IDE, because like a party (which doesn’t start till the cops show up, you guys at CSUDH know what I mean : ) it isn’t a real IDE till it supports C++. SO that is now the case for BLEND!
And here it is: C++ in Blend