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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Using toast notifications

Toasts are small pop-up windows that show important information pertaining to an application that may or may not be running at the time. It appears at the top-right corner of the screen—the user can tap (or click) on it to run or switch to the application, or the user can close (dismiss) the toast as being unimportant now, or if the user is not in front of the computer right now, the toast will be gone after a few seconds, making the user miss the toast altogether.

Toasts are somewhat intrusive, as they pop up regardless of the currently executing application (the current app can be the classic desktop or even the lock screen). This means toasts should be used sparingly, where they really make sense. A typical usage is ...

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