Sharing Code between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Applications

What’s more exciting than writing apps for the Windows and Windows Phone Stores? Sharing code between your Windows and Windows Phone versions of your apps. In the June 2013 edition of the MSDN magazine I discuss three strategies for sharing code: Portable Class Libraries (PCL’s), Windows Runtime Components (and Windows Phone Runtime Components), and Visual Studio’s Add as Link capability. You can read the article here.


If you’re new to writing Windows Store apps you may also want to check out my book, Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development with C# and XAML.