Developers: How to write Windows Store, Windows Phone apps with real-time audio

Windows Runtime APIs expose many functions to deal with playing and recording audio for both Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps, with the APIs handling complexities like audio format conversion, different sample rates and different hardware capabilities, writes Tõnu Vanatalu, senior lead program manager of Developer Engagement at Microsoft.

When there are scenarios where you want to render or capture sample by sample, Windows has a low-level audio access component called the Windows Audio Session API that enables organized access to low-level audio functionality for desktop applications, Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps alike, Vanatalu writes.

For a detailed look at how to write Windows Store applications using the Windows Audio Session API, head over to the Building Apps for Windows blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff