Where to find Windows Modern UI apps' source code?

As an amateur web developer I’m intrested in building native apps for Windows 8 with HTML5 and CSS. But It would be nice to see the source code of the apps that I have and which language they are written in.

Where can I find that source code? Or is it even available? I mean some of the apps must be open source?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

You can find the source code for some of the apps in: (There’s probably another folder since this isn’t all the apps I have)

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

For those of you who do not have permissions to access the folder follow these instructions:

  1. Type in “C:\Program Files\Applications” in the Windows Explorer address bar and hit enter.
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  2. Observe in shock and dismay the system dialogue saying you don’t own a folder on your own machine. Hit “Continue”.
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  3. After hitting “Continue”, you’ll be confronted by the following dialogue:
    Where to find Windows Modern UI apps' source code?
    Do not hit “close”, instead click the “security tab” link.
  4. In the following system dialogue click “advanced”.
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  5. Click the “change” link in the owner security field.
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  6. Add in your live ID or windows 8 user name to the “select user or group” system dialogue.
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  7. Click “OK”, Click “OK”, Click “Ok”.
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Credits: Justin Angel

Solution 2

There is a free e-book from Microsoft press for programming windows 8 apps using HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript. It includes a download for source code.


Solution 3

You can get examples of metro/modernui/window store app code here from MS’s code snippet site – there’s more specific samples here. And of course, how to do hello world here. They seem to cover a good range of things and unless you specifically want to have a modified version of say, the mail app, are probably easier to make use of

Why get the apple from the barrel, when you can get it from the tree?

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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