Customizing your UWP app

We saw in the previous recipe that creating a new UWP app is pretty simple, but in VS2015, the choices are limited to some basic types. Rather than provide some pre-made templates around common design themes (such as Hub, Split, Items, and so on) as was done previously in VS2013, Microsoft has instead decided to provide us with a blank canvas with which to work. Let's see how we can spruce it up a bit.

Getting ready

Windows 10 is required for this recipe. Visual Studio Community will be used to provide the example screenshots, but of course, a premium edition or VS Express for Windows 10 would also be suitable. If you still have the UWP app created in the previous recipe, open that solution file.

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