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    Is it possible to program windows store apps on the surface rt? Thank you
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    Not really. One can compile code, but execution is kind of out of the question. Your best shot(at the moment) is to use Remote Desktop, VMWare, TeamViewer or any other remote desktop client to make those operations possible in any whatever programming whathaveyou you use. Albeit, this recent "jailbreak" has allowed for more basic programming. That is to say, one can run SDL, DOSBox, or a python somethingorother. Excuse my crude terminology.

    That is all I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    Is it possible to program windows store apps on the surface rt?
    No. No no no. No.

    Visual Studio... not a Metro App :)
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    I'm curious how well the Surface Pro might handle coding on the device. And games... GW2 at least.
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    You can "code" in the sense you can write code in a text editor. Check out an app called Code Writer. It's pretty decent and a nice way to organize your code on the RT.

    You can always write an HTML5 app and test it on the Surface it you wanted to. Then use a tool like PhoneGap and make it a Windows app using that.
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    If you jailbreak you can run Python on the Surface! I'm sure some developer out there is working on porting gcc as well, at least I hope one is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Po_MD View Post
    Not really. One can compile code, but execution is kind of out of the question. Your best shot(at the moment) is to use Remote Desktop, VMWare, TeamViewer or any other remote desktop client to make those operations possible in any whatever programming whathaveyou you use. Albeit, this recent "jailbreak" has allowed for more basic programming. That is to say, one can run SDL, DOSBox, or a python somethingorother. Excuse my crude terminology.

    That is all I know.
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    DOSBox is working wioth the jailbreak? So old DOS Games, in theory can run on Surface?
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    That's right. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by garak0410 View Post
    DOSBox is working wioth the jailbreak? So old DOS Games, in theory can run on Surface?
    Great. Bring on Gorillas!
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    You can code in C# now! Apparently Windows RT includes the Microsoft C# compiler, it just won't run by default due to some dependency issues. Check out this thread: [how to] Develop on Windows RT: A C# Scratchpad - xda-developers

    I made a video on it:
    Last edited by vdek; 01-23-2013 at 03:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdek View Post
    You can code in C# now! Apparently Windows RT includes the Microsoft C# compiler, it just won't run by default due to some dependency issues. Check out this thread: [how to] Develop on Windows RT: A C# Scratchpad - xda-developers
    Thanks for the video. How much can you really do though if certain references were removed?

    But, NotePad++!!?? My favorite text editor. The one that becomes the default over Notepad as soon as I reload or get a new computer.

    Here's my questions, and sorry if this takes the thread in a different direction... Is the reason we have to jailbreak the RT to be able to run programs such as Notepad++, is because Microsoft is worried about battery life? Or pushing the RT beyond what it can do? I don't get it. So there's functionality available in RT, but we can't use it. Why??
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    Microsoft doesn't allow desktop applications to run for some arbitrary reason. Apparently it's to differentiate the Pro version with the RT version but to me that just weakens the RT experience unnecessarily. There's really no reason we shouldn't be able to run the full desktop environment if we want to. I can understand that Microsoft wants to control the point of distribution and kill malware remotely etc, but they should at least give us the option to chose to take in their walled garden or not like Android does.
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