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Integrating Universal Windows Platform to Qt

Tokyo Room October 20, 2016 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

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Maurice Kalinowski

Since the initial version of Qt supporting Windows Runtime a lot has happened, both on the platform side as well as in Qt. Starting with an overview of the roadmap, new features, internals and stability changes will be discussed, applying to Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 IoT Core. In the second part different techniques to publish an application in the Windows Store will be presented. For instance, to increase the amount of applications in the store Microsoft provided means to push classic desktop applications. However, there are several pitfalls with this approach, which will be highlighted. While Qt provides a huge amount of features for all supported platforms, there are still items provided by the underlying platform a developer might want to integrate. There are multiple approaches to achieve integration of those features into a Qt application and some might not be available to C++ by default. In the last section, the speaker will present a couple of methods, highlighting benefits and potential downsides of each.