I’ve been doing a lot of Windows 8 HTML5 development lately and wanted to share some key learning's for what I would consider to be one of the most integral parts of every GREAT windows 8 application – The App Bar. To that end, this is the first of a multi-part series on the topic of programming the Windows 8 App Bar – specifically via WinJS (HTML, JS, and CSS).
In Windows 8, the App Bar is really the new “Toolbar” and provides a consistent commanding surface for both local contextual commands and global app functionality across screens – all nicely tucked at the bottom (or top) of the screen to keep the surface area of your App Free & Clear.
Some examples uses of the App Bar may include operations such as:
- Pinning a Secondary Live Tile
- Invoking a Camera interaction or working with other system elements
- Providing Actions on a Data Entry Screen such as (File/Save/New…)
#1 - How Do I: Implement App Bars in a Windows 8 Metro Style Application (Part1)?
#2 - How Do I: Implement App Bars in a Windows 8 Metro Style Application (Part2)?
#3 - How Do I: Implement App Bars in a Windows 8 Metro Style Application (Part3)?
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