In-depth guidance

[ This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation ]

This section includes end to-end samples, extension SDKs, upgrading and porting guidance, and white papers to help guide you in building your apps.

These examples cross the features you can read about in Developing Windows Store apps, but within the context of specific types of apps.

You can find the code samples on the Windows Store app samples gallery.

In this section

Topic Description

Develop apps: End-to-end samples

Follow these end-to-end samples, with complete source code and accompanying documentation, to walk you through building Windows Store apps.

Develop games

Learn about all the different ways you can develop games and add multimedia to your apps, from graphics to sound to the many cool ways you and your audience can interact with the platform.

Develop Playready apps

Learn how you can provide play back of PlayReady-protected content on your Windows Store app or on your browser as a Web app using the PlayReady SDK.

Migrate Windows Store apps to Windows 8.1

White papers for Windows Store apps

Explore in-depth technical articles on specialized topics, like CLR processors or accessing SAP data for an app.