Chapter 9. Rethinking the UI for Windows 8 apps

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use controls that are specific to Windows 8 apps

  • Design flexible layouts

  • Use Tiles and Toasts

In Chapter 7, you analyzed some common XAML controls—controls that you can also find in other presentation technologies, such as Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Phone. In this chapter, you will become acquainted with objects of the XAML platform specific to Windows 8, and you will see how to define appropriate application layouts for each Windows 8 UI view state, including portrait, landscape, snapped, fill, and full-screen views. The last part of the chapter is dedicated to Tiles and Toasts, which are important ways ...

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