Task mappings from iOS to Windows

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Use this reference to map selected iOS development areas, frameworks, controls, and classes to equivalents for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone Store apps.

Development areas

See also Developing Windows Store apps

iOS development areaEquivalent Windows Store app development area

Application badges

See Badge overview, Quickstart: Sending a badge update, and App tiles and badges sample

Application lifecycle

See Application lifecycle and Launching, resuming, and multitasking

Archiving

See Managing application data and Application data sample

Data and file access

See Working with data and files and File access sample

Drawing and animations

See Blend for Visual Studio, XAML vector-based drawing sample, and XAML animation library sample

iCloud

See Quickstart: Roaming application data, Application data sample, and OneDrive API (but see Configuring your app before using the Microsoft OneDrive API)

OpenGL ES 2.0

See Port from OpenGL ES 2.0 to Microsoft Direct3D 11.1

Settings

See Quickstart: Add app settings and App settings sample

SQLite

See Using SQLite in Windows 8 Store Apps and SQLite with Windows 8 apps

Touch

See Quickstart: Touch input and Input: Windows 8 gestures sample

Web services

See Connecting to web services, Web authentication broker sample, and HttpClient sample

 

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Frameworks

iOS frameworkWindows Store app equivalent

Address Book

See Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts namespace and Contact Picker app sample

See also Creating and reading Outlook.com contacts in the Live SDK documentation set (but see Configuring your app before using the Live SDK)

Assets Library

See Capturing or rendering audio, video, and images; Media capture using capture device sample; Displaying images, graphics, and thumbnails; and Simple imaging sample

See also Working with OneDrive albums, photos, videos, audio, and tags in the Live SDK documentation set (but see Configuring your app before using the Live SDK)

Audio Toolbox, AV Foundation, Core Audio, and MediaPlayer

See Capturing or rendering audio, video, and images; Media capture using capture device sample; Playing and previewing audio and video; XAML media playback sample; Transcoding; and Transcoding media example

Bluetooth and Core Telephony

See Bluetooth call control sample, CallControl class, and Windows.Networking.Proximity namespace

Core Data

See Working with data and files, File access sample, Using SQLite in Windows 8 Store Apps, SQLite with Windows 8 apps, and Managing application data

Core Foundation

See System namespace, Windows.Foundation namespace, and Windows.Globalization namespace

Core Graphics

See Displaying images, graphics, and thumbnails and Blend for Visual Studio

Core Image

See Processing image files and Simple imaging sample

Core Location

See Detecting geolocation, Geolocation sample, and Windows.Devices.Geolocation namespace

Core Media

See Playing and previewing audio and video and XAML media playback sample

Core Motion

See Windows.Devices.Sensors namespace, Compass sensor sample, Accelerometer sample, Gyrometer sensor sample, Inclinometer sensor sample, LightSensor sample, and OrientationSensor sample

Core Text

See XAML text display sample, XAML text editing sample, Windows.UI.Text namespace and System.Text namespaces

Event Kit

See Interacting with calendars in the Live SDK documentation set (but see Configuring your app before using the Live SDK)

Game Kit

See Developing games

GLKit and OpenGL ES

See Port from OpenGL ES 2.0 to Direct3D 11.1

iAd

See Microsoft Advertising SDK

ImageIO

See Capturing or rendering audio, video, and images; Media capture using capture device sample; Displaying images, graphics, and thumbnails; Processing image files; and Simple imaging sample

Map Kit

See How to display your location on a Bing Map and Bing Maps for Windows Store apps

Message UI

See Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(Uri) method [by using a "mailto://" Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)] and Windows.Devices.Sms namespace

Quartz Core

See Blend for Visual Studio and XAML animation library sample

Security

See Managing user info, Credential locker sample, Credential picker sample, Windows account authorization sample, Web authentication broker sample, CryptoWinRT sample, and Cryptography and PKI

Store Kit

See Publish Windows Store apps, Windows.ApplicationModel.Store namespace, and Trial app and in-app purchase sample

SystemConfiguration

See Connecting to networks and web services

UIKit

See Creating a UI

 

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Controls

See also API mapping index and Controls list

iOS controlEquivalent Windows Store app control

ADBannerView

See Microsoft Advertising SDK

AVAudioPlayer, MPMoviePlayer

See MediaElement class

See also Quickstart: creating a media player app; Playing and previewing audio and video; and Capturing or rendering audio, video, and images

MKMapView

See How to display your location on a Bing Map and Bing Maps for Windows Store apps

UIActionView, UIAlertView

See MessageDialog class

See also Quickstart: Designing a message dialog

UIActivityIndicatorView

See ProgressRing class

See also Quickstart: adding progress controls

UIButton

See Button class

See also Quickstart: Adding button controls

UIDatePicker

See WinJS.UI.DatePicker object (available only for Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML)

For other programming languages, you must create your own control or use a third-party control.

UIImagePickerController

See CameraCaptureUI class

See also CameraCaptureUI Sample

UIImageView

See Image class

See also Quickstart: Image and ImageBrush

UILabel

See TextBlock class

See also Quickstart: displaying text

UIMenuController, UITabBar, UIToolbar

See AppBar class

See also Quickstart: Adding app bars

UINavigationBar

See Quickstart: Navigating between pages, Navigation design for Windows Store apps, and Navigation model

UINavigationController

See Frame class

See also Quickstart: Navigating between pages,

UIPageControl

See Page class

See also Quickstart: Navigating between pages

UIPickerView

See ComboBox class and ListBox class

See also How to add a combo box and How to add a list box

UIPopoverController

See Popup class

See also Context menu sample

UIProgressView

See ProgressBar class

See also Quickstart: adding progress controls

UIScrollView

See ScrollViewer class

See also XAML scrolling, panning, and zooming sample

UISearchBar

See Adding search to an app

See also Quickstart: Adding search to an app

UISlider

See Slider class

See also How to add a slider

UISwitch

See ToggleSwitch class

See also How to add a toggle switch

UITableView

See GridView class, ListBox class, ListView class, and SemanticZoom class

See also Quickstart: adding ListView and GridView controls and Quickstart: adding SemanticZoom controls

UITextField

See TextBox class

See also Quickstart: adding text input and editing controls

UITextView

See TextBlock class

See also Quickstart: displaying text

UIView, UIWindow

See Page class and Frame class

See also Quickstart: Navigating between pages

UIWebView

See WebView class

See also XAML WebView control sample

 

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Classes

iOS class Equivalent Windows Store app class

CLLocation

See Detecting geolocation, Geolocation sample, and Windows.Devices.Geolocation namespace

NSThread

See Using the thread pool in Windows Store apps and Thread pool sample

NSXMLParser

See XLinq, XmlReader, and XmlWriter data message query sample; Windows Runtime XML data API sample; and Windows.Data.Xml.Dom namespace

UIApplication

See Application class

See also Application lifecycle and Launching, resuming, and multitasking

UIDevice

See Responding to motion and orientation sensors, Compass sensor sample, Accelerometer sample, Gyrometer sensor sample, Inclinometer sensor sample, LightSensor sample, OrientationSensor sample, and Supporting proximity and tapping

UIGestureRecognizer

See Quickstart: Touch input and Input: Windows 8 gestures sample

 

 

 

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