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Metro UI and Windows Metro Style Application is not the same thing

Am inceput sa vad o greseala care se face destul de des. Lumea a inceput sa incurce Metro UI cu Windows Metro Application. Acestea sunt doua lucruri total diferite.
Metro UI este un set de reguli care definesc modul in care interfata grafica a unei aplicatii arata. Acesta are la baza stilul "Swiss" care a fost dezvoltat in Elvetia la inceputul anilor 1950. Stilul Swiss a fost dezvoltat pentru ziare si reviste. Pe baza acestuia a fost definit Metro UI care a aparut odata cu Windows Phone, iar acuma urmeaza sa fie folosit si pe Windows 8. Este bine de stiut ca acest style poate sa fie facut pentru orice fel de aplicatie si in orice limbaj (Windows Forms, WPF, SL, HTML and so on). Exista un set de reguli pentru stilul Metro, iar Microsoft a definit reguli clare si precise pentru a exista o fluiditate intre aplicatii.
Windows Metro Application sau Windows Metro Style Application este tip de aplicatie care o sa ruleze pe Windows 8. Aceste tip de aplicatii trebuie sa fie scrise intr-un anumit fel astfel incat sa nu consume foarte multe resurse. Din aceasta cauza API care este accesibil intr-o aplicatie Metro este foarte diferit fata de cel pe care il avem cand folosim .NET 4.5. Din punct de vedere a UI-ului aceste aplicatii trebuie sa aibe Metro UI. Acest tip de UI este suportat in totalitate de catre API.
Pe PC-uri normale sau pe laptop o sa putem avem versiunea normala de Windows 8. Pe aceasta vs. o sa poata sa fie rulate aplicatii clasice care mergeau si pe Windows 7. Windows Services o sa existe in continuare. In schimb, din cate am vazut pana acuma pe tablete cu Windows 8 nu sa putem rula aplicatii clasice, ci doar aplicatii Metro Style Application. Aceasta versiune se numeste Windows RT si o sa ruleze pe procesoare ARM si WOA.
In concluzie, putem sa avem pe orice device si in orice limbaj Metro UI, dar in acest moment doar pe Windows 8 putem sa avem aplicatii Windows Metro Style.


  1. Foarte bine punctat.

  2. Normal ca Metro UI e doar un set de reguli de design, si teoretic se pot implementa pe orice platforma, da' ma cam indoiesc ca il vom vedea pe altceva inafara de plaforma Windows > 7 si website-urile Microsoft :) ..


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