Chapter 9. Rethinking the UI for Windows 8 apps

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Use controls that are specific for Windows 8 apps.

  • Design flexible layouts.

  • Use tiles and toasts.

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

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