Sharing Data Between LOB Windows 8 Metro Style Apps Part 1 - by Ahmed El-Ramly
I recently wrote a post where I delved into the Windows 8 Charms for LOB apps. I spent some time talking about using the Search charm to not only look for data on your Windows 8 device/computer, but to also search into data for Metro apps that is either stored offline or in back end systems. This capability is very useful for LOB Metro apps to utilize as it unifies the search experience for your users.
I also spent time talking about the Share Charm and using the Share Contract to allow Metro apps to either expose certain data a user may want to share, or to allow them to consume data from another app the user is using. Today I want to dive into this further as this powerful feature can really help create some wonderful user experiences for LOB apps.
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