The .NET scripting backend that is used on Universal Windows Apps is a special .NET version for this platform, which is not entirely compatible with Mono. In particular some data types are missing and some other classes don’t have certain methods, that the same classes do have in Mono.
To make porting existing games to Universal Windows Platform easier, some of the missing .NET types are provided by Unity. In addition some extension methods and replacement types were added to make migration easier. These types are placed in PlaybackEngines\metrosupport\Managed\WinRTLegacy.dll.
Types, provided by Unity include:
In addition to these a namespace WinRTLegacy is added to provide additional classes and extention methods. Among there are:
The simplest way to use the replacement classes from WinRTLegacy if the namespace doesn’t match is via using directive:
#if NETFX_CORE using XmlReader = WinRTLegacy.Xml.XmlReader; #else using XmlReader = System.Xml.XmlReader; #endif
This way you can use XmlReader class, which will be taken from WinRTLegacy.Xml namespace on Universal Windows Platform and from System.Xml namespace elsewhere.
• 2017–05–16 Page amended with no editorial review