In this recipe, we will look at the code necessary to create a new class inheriting from the
D3DApplicationBase class from Chapter 2, Rendering with Direct3D, that will prepare a swap chain description for use in a Windows Store app for Windows 8.1. We will also prepare a Windows Store compatible version of the
Common library we have used throughout this book.
Before commencing, we will need to have the SharpDX 11.2 WinRT binaries at hand. At the time of writing this book, this requires using the latest development package (2.5.1) found on the SharpDX webpage http://sharpdx.org/news/. For the remainder of the chapter, we will assume that these can be located upon navigating to
.\External\Bin\DirectX11_2-Signed-winrt under the solution location.