Investigate the ability to toggle between a metro app and a native app

RESOLVED INVALID

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Core
Widget: WinRT
RESOLVED INVALID
7 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: bbondy, Unassigned)

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Description

7 years ago
Investigate a way to:

1) Go directly from a native app into a metro app without going to the metro table `start` interface in code.

2) Go directly from a metro app to a desktop app from code.

Updated

6 years ago
OS: Windows 8 → Windows 8 Metro
I believe we should encourage users to browse on W8 metro. That means giving users fewer controls to switch back to native. So the switching to native should only available based on current page instead of entire app. When a current page is loaded on metro, there should be one option "View on desktop" in the context menu. 

It'd be worthy exploring if we could have an option to toggle back to metro directly.
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Comment 2

6 years ago
> I believe we should encourage users to browse on W8 metro. 
> That means giving users fewer controls to switch back to native.

I'm not necessarily against this, but why do we want to encourage people to use Metro vs the Desktop browser.  There may be cases where the desktop browser is more appropriate.

Comment 3

5 years ago
transfer widget win32->winrt
Component: Widget: Win32 → Widget: WinRT
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Updated

4 years ago
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
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Comment 4

3 years ago
Windows 10 won't have the new browser model => invalid.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Can we rm -rf widget/windows/winrt then? I don't think it gets built anywhere except the metro tree, and even that's not on TreeHerder and was last updated 5 months ago. I doubt metro compiles on trunk any more.
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Comment 6

3 years ago
I think there's another bug for that somewhere. 

That'd be fine with me.

Note that the info from Comment 4 is from a contact I have at MS, I don't think there's an official statement yet.
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Comment 7

3 years ago
bug 1039866. If anyone has the time to remove the codebase correctly please do, I currently don't.
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