Windows 8 will give Metro app creators new ways to present images in their menus and designs. That includes accessing and using local image files found on a Windows 8-based PC or tablet. In a new post from Microsoft, the company offers some hints to app developers on how to present these local image files with their Windows 8 apps.
The app developer post
uses the example of a Windows 8 photo journal app to show developers how they can access both photos and videos from a user's PC and organize them in a timeline. Microsoft goes into great detail on how app programmers can use the Advanced Query Syntax (AQS) language to narrow down the search for image and video files for the photo journal app.