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Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C# by Jon Galloway, Philip Japikse, Jesse Liberty

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CHAPTER 3

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Themes, Panels, and Controls

WHAT’S NEW IN WINDOWS 8.1

Windows 8.1 brings several new controls as well as updates existing controls. The new controls that we will be discussing in this chapter are the DatePicker, TimePicker, Flyout, and MenuFlyout controls.

Updates include the ability to add a Header to the DatePicker, TimePicker, TextBox, PasswordBox, RichEditBox, ComboBox, and Slider, and also add PlaceholderText (watermarks) to the TextBox, PasswordBox, RichEditBox, and ComboBox.

Themes provide a consistent display for all of the pages within your app. Controls provide a way for users to interact with your app. Panels hold the controls. ...

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