Objective 3.2: Implement layout controls

The layout of a Windows Store app is an important feature that designers and developers should pay attention to. Unlike other platforms, Windows 8 screens can range from small handheld tablets to large high-definition wall-mounted displays. Users expect Windows Store apps to smoothly handle multiple screen sizes and orientations and use the available area on the screen. Microsoft provides developers with layout controls that help with the arrangement of content in a scale-free way as well as adapting to multiple view states and orientations.

A Windows Store app consists of a root UI element (called Frame) that represents the area occupied by the application on a Windows 8 PC or device. The Frame acts as ...

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