For a while there was one thing that bothered me about Windows 8 more than anything else. No start bar…. I have since gotten over that and adopted a new favorite Windows 8 rant. I hate that you can’t Debug a Windows 8 Metr….Store application in Visual Studio and easily return to development mode. There is a solution…sort of. Instead of running your app in the local machine run it on the simulator. This will allow you to preserve the context of Visual Studio and easily end debug.

Personally, I think that Visual studio should launch deugging applications in a manner that allows them to close instantly. Or that hitting Alt + F4 in a debugging app will return you to visual studio and not the Metro bar. Hopefully Microsoft has good reason and figures out a more elegant solution. All and all the simulator is really enjoyable to use.