1. OwenDL's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I'm just wondering what coding language is the standard/most used for Windows 8.1 phones. Is it just C++?

    Thanks!
    12-28-2014 02:20 AM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    WP apps can be written in HTLM5+javascript, C++, VB or C#. The last one is the most common choice.
    There is also appstudio that supports TouchDevelop, which is apparently also a programming language, but I've never seen or used it.
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    12-28-2014 02:40 AM
  3. plot_almighty's Avatar
    TouchDevelop is weird. It limits what you can export to App Studio at the moment. I'd wait till full support for TouchDevelop code in App Studio or VS is given before trying it.

    The most common is C#. The Absolute Beginners series covers it in great detail, and if I remember right (WC covered this in an article but dang if I remember when), Xamarin released an extension for VS that basically wraps your C# code in VS to work on iOS and Android.

    But a5cent has it right with C# being the most common.
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    12-28-2014 03:24 AM
  4. zzdjk6's Avatar
    C# is the most common language for developing wp8 apps.
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    01-01-2015 10:58 AM
  5. Hextor_PL's Avatar
    IMO C# is the best, unless you want to write some code with should work very very fast :)
    OwenDL likes this.
    01-04-2015 08:06 AM
  6. OwenDL's Avatar
    Thanks, guys! That answered my question, and probably saved me some trouble. Thanks again!
    01-05-2015 10:39 AM

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