Task mappings

Task mappings from Android to Windows

[This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation]

Use these resources to map selected Android development areas, API classes, and coding tasks to equivalents for Windows Store apps.

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Development areas

Use this reference to map selected Android development areas to equivalents for Windows Store apps.

API classes

Use this reference to map selected Android API classes to equivalents for Windows Store apps.

List views

You are used to working with ListView controls in Android apps, so here's how to do something similar with the ListView control in Windows Store apps.

Grid views

The GridView control in Windows Store apps is similar to the GridView control in Android apps. Here's how to build a Windows Store app that uses the GridView control

Action bars

Here's how to move from the action bar in Android apps to the app bar in Windows Store apps for Windows 8.

Key-value pairs

Learn how to write code that reads and writes key-value pairs—known as app settings—in Windows Store apps for Windows 8. These app settings preserve info like the highest level reached in a game or the last page read in a book, and can persist between sessions and even after an app closes. Using app settings can lead to higher user satisfaction and usage for your apps.

Saving files

Learn how to write code in Windows Store apps for Windows 8 to save files, like photos or documents. You can store these files in app-specific file locations or save them to external storage media, like a USB drive.

Data binding

In this article, you'll learn how to bind to data sources in Windows Store apps for Windows 8.

SQLite

Learn how to write code in Windows Store apps for Windows 8 that works with structured data in SQLite—a popular database that's familiar to Android app developers.

Remote data

In this article, you'll learn how to work with data from the Internet in your Windows Store apps.

Windows Azure Mobile Services

In this article, you'll learn how to extend an existing Azure Mobile Services-powered Android app to a Windows Store app for Windows 8

 

Related topics

Reources for Android developers
Developing Windows Store apps

 

 

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