Chapter 7. Enhance the user experience

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Draw an application using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 visual tools.

  • Create an application layout.

  • Customize the appearance of controls.

Understanding the XAML layout system is fundamental to position and arrange elements in a Windows Store app. The base class for all elements that provide layout support is Panel and the platform includes a suite of derived panel classes that enable many complex layouts. This chapter provides an introduction to the available layout Panel elements.

Styling and templating refer to a suite of features that allow developers and designers to create visually compelling effects and to create a consistent appearance for their applications. ...

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