Chapter 28. Pop-ups, windows, and full-screen applications


This chapter covers
  • Working with Popup and ChildWindow elements
  • Creating native OS windows
  • Customizing window chrome
  • Taking your application full-screen


There comes a time when just about any nontrivial application needs to make a request of the user that can’t be entirely contained on the current screen. In Windows Forms and previous technologies like Visual Basic 3+, the programmer would create a form that would be shown at runtime. The form would have a few fields and some sort of confirmation button. This was extremely easy to do because, quite frankly, it was the primary method of application navigation and structure at the time.

When browser applications first started ...

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