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  • Project Centennial what is it ?

    This forum is about Microsofts Project Centennial

    What is it ?



    Project Centennial is one of the so called "Bridges" Microsoft is working (the others deal with IOS and Android, which was dropped). This bridge is for making install programs so a WIN32 app, like we do with PowerBasic, can be installed via the Microsoft Windows Store. Just like Metro (Windows Store) apps download and easily are installed and later uninstalled, Project Centennial is a way tp "package" WIN32 apps so they can do exactly the same thing.

    If you would like to sign up for a preview when it is available you can do so here: https://devpreviewsignup.windows.com/

    Project Centennial is not ready yet, but should be available some time later this year.

    This forum is where I will update info about this project, as I get it and later test it, to benefit PB users who would like to use this new technology when it is ready.
    Last edited by Chris Boss; 3 Mar 2016, 10:59 AM.
    Chris Boss
    Computer Workshop
    Developer of "EZGUI"
    http://cwsof.com
    http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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    Would you like to learn a little more about Project Centennial ?

    Here is a video from the Build conference about it on Microsofts Channel 9:

    https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015/2-692

    Chris Boss
    Computer Workshop
    Developer of "EZGUI"
    http://cwsof.com
    http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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    • #3
      Hopefully if I can learn more about Project Centennial via the Build talks when the come online, I will try to post some info about it here.

      See my post: http://forum.powerbasic.com/forum/th...onference-2016
      Chris Boss
      Computer Workshop
      Developer of "EZGUI"
      http://cwsof.com
      http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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      • #4
        Build 2016 keynote address comments on Project Centennial calling it an App Converter. If reads your install app (ie. msi, EXE, etc) and then runs it through a converter utility and then generates a Windows Store installer, ready to be uploaded to the Windows Store (now you can sell your apps on the Windows Store). Yes, real WIN32 apps in the Windows Store.

        Even more they said you will be able to access new API's in your WIN32 apps, including things like Live Tiles APIs.

        Will report more when I learn it.
        Chris Boss
        Computer Workshop
        Developer of "EZGUI"
        http://cwsof.com
        http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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        • #5
          To sign up to get the new Microsoft App Converter (converts your install program to a Windows Universal App format so it can be sold through the Windows Store go here:

          https://developer.microsoft.com/en-u...ridges/desktop
          Chris Boss
          Computer Workshop
          Developer of "EZGUI"
          http://cwsof.com
          http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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          • #6
            Project Centennial is here (sort of):

            You can download is now here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=51691

            with one problem though. You must install it on Windows 10 (latest Redstone beta version) and it must be the Enterprise version. So IMO, not ready for primetime yet.

            Chris Boss
            Computer Workshop
            Developer of "EZGUI"
            http://cwsof.com
            http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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            • #7
              I think it should work now. But I have not yet managed to convert PB programs.
              Has anyone already experiences with the Desktop App Converter?

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              • #8
                What issues have you had with PB apps ?

                Chris Boss
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                Developer of "EZGUI"
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                http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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                • #9
                  I believe that PB programs in principle works. I am ashamed that I can not do it.
                  I see always only videos where C # programs are converted. What do I need to do to convert a hellopb.exe file?

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                  • #10
                    The app converter you used, did you download it from Microsofts web site or was it available via the Windows Store ?

                    Chris Boss
                    Computer Workshop
                    Developer of "EZGUI"
                    http://cwsof.com
                    http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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                    • #11
                      Via the Windows Store

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