CHAPTER 7

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Orientation and View States

Developing applications for tablet form factors is largely considered part of the “mobile” app development family. Ever wonder why? Tablets are lightweight computing form factors that people can carry around, and they also pack a lot more sensors than traditional desktops and laptops. Accordingly, in order to provide the best possible user experience, apps meant for tablets need to be much more responsive to possible changes in visual states and rotational orientations. This is very true for Windows 8 Store apps that run on tablet-like PCs. In fact, such support is required for apps that go live in the Windows ...

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