Microsoft answers some Windows 8 app questions

With Microsoft now soliciting app developers to submit their Windows 8 app creations to the company for publishing in the Windows Store, there's naturally some questions that those developers might have in terms of making apps for the new Metro user interface.

In a new post on the official Windows 8 app developers blog, Microsoft attempts to answer some popular questions from app developers, taken from Microsoft's forums.

One question that was asked by a developer was, “What's the best way to create a multi-language app?” The blog states:

Customers will be more likely to download and use the apps in their language. The Windows Store for developers blog recently announced additional global coverage including new languages, and new markets for submitting and buying apps. Regardless of the Windows Store markets you make your app available to, your app must meet Certification requirements for Windows apps. Make sure that your app is appropriate for a global audience and that your app name is unique across the Windows Store catalog. Decide in which languages you will provide technical support.

Microsoft provided a number of code examples, documents and other files in the blog post to help answer how to make a multi-language app for Windows 8. Other questions that were answered in the post related to accessing settings and data in an app, along with how to change and customize the color and style of an app.

Microsoft ended the blog post by saying, "As soon as the upcoming Release Preview is available, links in this post (and other content in Windows Dev Center) will contain updated info to keep you productive. We couldn’t do it without your feedback and questions, so please keep posting in the Metro style apps forums, and let us know if you can’t find something you need."

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