Native Development for Windows Phone 8: C++/CX and the Windows Runtime API

The largest change in the Windows Phone 8 SDK was the addition of support for native code. As a .NET developer you may be turned off by the idea of returning to an unmanaged language, but with the Windows Runtime (WinRT) API, Component Extensions (C++/CX) and C++ 11 support, native development for Windows Phone 8 may be less intimidating then you would think.

In this talk I’ll go over some of the features of C++/CX and show examples of using the native WinRT API in a Windows Phone 8 app.

Speaker: Rob Irving

Rob Irving is a Senior Software Engineer for ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics and navigation software (

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