The original Hilo is a C++ application for Windows 7 using Win 32 and Direct X. Now with the introduction of Windows 8, C++ is making a comeback. It helps that C++ '11 makes using C++ much easier. Xaml also adds the ability to build UIs using C++.
We have been working on a new version of Hilo for Windows 8 using C++ and Xaml. We just opened up the CodePlex site and the source is checked into a git repository. If you are interested in this scenario, go check it out. This will work with Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio Express 11 Beta. Here are some things we cover:
- Unit Testing with C++
- Parallel Task Library for C++
- XAML with C++
- MVVM with C++
Enjoy and please provide feedback on the forums!