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Programming Windows®, Six Edition by Charles Petzold

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Chapter 17. Share and Print

Sweep your finger into the right edge of the Windows 8 screen (or press Windows+C), and you’ll see not only the current date and time pop up but also the column of five icons known as charms:

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The charm in the center navigates straight to the start screen, but the others are intended to provide services for your application. Each of them is associated with a “pane” that appears when the user taps the charm. When your application is on the screen—except when it’s in the thin Snapped state—it can support functionality that is associated with these other four charms.

This chapter first examines how you can handle the Settings ...

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