Writing code for Windows Runtime apps (HTML)

[ 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 ]

This section explains some of the things you need to know about writing Windows Runtime apps using JavaScript.

In this section

Topic Description

Coding basic apps

Describes the structure of a basic app and introduces you to some of the Windows Runtime apps using JavaScript coding conventions.

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript features and differences

While a lot of Windows Runtime app using JavaScript programming is identical to writing markup and code for a website, Windows apps using JavaScript provide additional features, and introduces some differences to how you use existing HTML features. This topic describes some of these differences.

HTML and DOM API changes list

Lists the HTML and DOM APIs that behave differently or aren't supported for Windows Runtime apps using JavaScript.

Features and restrictions by context

Learn about the features available to pages in the local and web contexts.

Making HTML safer: details for toStaticHTML

Describes how the toStaticHTML method filters HTML content that you add dynamically.

Asynchronous programming in JavaScript

Describes the Windows Runtime and Windows Library for JavaScript implementation of the Common JS Promises/A proposal for asynchronous programming.


Roadmap for Windows Runtime apps using JavaScript