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Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials by Tomasz Szostak

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Commands and navigation

Organization of the application's content is very important, especially when the available space is very limited. Using proper navigation patterns will cause our application to contain fewer controls and be more intuitive. Users have to focus on the content and not think about navigating from one point to another within our application. Another thing to discuss is consistency. Our navigation must be consistent to prevent the users from getting confused. If we plan to use a navigation system (even if it is completely customized), we should apply it to all places in our application.

Here are a few patterns that describe how the Modern UI application should navigate:

Flat navigation

The flat navigation system is the simplest ...

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