[Python-Dev] Python as a Metro-style App

Dino Viehland dinov at microsoft.com
Wed Jan 11 02:59:08 CET 2012

Martin wrote:
> Does that hold for all versions of the C runtime (i.e. is msvcr80.dll also
> exempt from the ban, or just the version that comes with VS 11)?

Just the VS 11 CRT is allowed.

> > So to the extent that Python is just a C program the "port" should be
> > pretty easy and mostly involve disabling functionality that isn't
> > available at all to metro apps.
> See the start of the thread: I tried to create a "WinRT Component DLL", and
> that failed, as VS would refuse to compile any C file in such a project. Not
> sure whether this is triggered by defining WINAPI_FAMILY=2, or any other
> compiler setting.
> I'd really love to use WINAPI_FAMILY=2, as compiler errors are much easier
> to fix than verifier errors.

Let me see if I can try this.  Hopefully I still have my VM w/ this all setup and
I can see if I can get it building this way.  I can always ping some people on the
C++ team and ask them for help if I run into issues.  I'll give it a shot tomorrow 
and get back to you.

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