Never the twain

So the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 has arrived, and it’s starting to answer some of the questions that were left hanging by the //Build developer preview of the platform. In the earlier release, we seemed to be in a position where you either wrote a XAML application (think C#) or a DirectX application (think C++). In this latest release, some DirectX objects can be embedded into the XAML code. Admittedly, most of the samples assume that you’ll be working with the DirectX code via a component written in C++, as the DirectX library calls are not exposed as WinRT types, but at least the managed world will have the ability to mix DirectX into its traditional GUI technology.

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