Using esent from a metro style app (Windows 8 developer preview)

Oct 12, 2011 at 5:18 AM

A subset of jet is supported for Metro style apps in the Windows 8 developer preview. There are some restrictions around where the database can be stored (due to the new app model). I've posted an updated sample to make this work here FYI.

-Gerald

Developer
Oct 25, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Thanks Gerald! The current approach where new APIs end up in a different class works well so that a developer can choose to target an older OS, and be aware of which functions would break. But now that Metro-style apps are a subset of Windows 7 functionality that model breaks down. We're discussing the best way to solve this problem.

-martin