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Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML by John Garland, Jeremy Likness

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11. Windows Charms Integration

The Windows Runtime provides the opportunity to enhance the user experience offered by an app running in Windows 8.1 to include participation in several common Windows activities. Not only can this greatly enhance the overall usefulness of an app, it also helps make common functionality more familiar and more discoverable for an app’s users, since they will come over time to expect to find certain features exposed by the same Windows interactions, rather than implemented piecemeal in different ways across different applications.

One of the places where this kind of common functionality can be found is the Windows Charms. The Windows Charms are a set of Windows-provided controls that appear along the right-edge of ...

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