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About 7 of these apps could be called inspiring on a stretch, but the rest should be called Visual Studio templates.

Good on Microsoft to make these templates to help developers get started, but the new and fresh of WANM (Windows Application Not-Metro) is quickly starting to look like tired PowerPoint and Front Page templates.

I'm going to start calling it WANuM Style. I can hear the theme music already.




The reason they look so much like the VS templates (on which many are probably based) is that the VS templates implement the very precisely set out UI guidelines. Microsoft wants to have a set of very consistent UI patterns, which I wholly commend.




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