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flyout over device app for printers -- is it possible? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to add a "flyout" alike page over device app for printers?

    As we know, device app (for printer) is launched by the "More settings" button. If in the device app we have some more settings to display, is it possible to implement another "flyout" over it?

    In the document "developing-windows-store-device-apps-for-printers.docx", it says "dont' use light dimiss flyouts" because "including another light dismiss element in your Advanced Print Settings experience can confuse your user".

    Despite the "confusion", is it technically feasible to implement this?

    Thanks



    spider

    Friday, June 21, 2013 5:48 AM

Answers

  • IF you have more settings, we would recommend scrolling or having collapsible groups in your user interface. These patterns work well for touch and keyboard users and should enable you to expose as much information as is necessary.

    While technically, you can draw anything in your panel, we expressly discourage the use of the pattern you're investigating because of the high likelihood of user confusion and support calls being generated. This would obviously be a poor outcome for your company, the user, and Microsoft, so please work with your designers to build your scenarios into a recommended UI pattern.

    Friday, June 21, 2013 4:42 PM

All replies

  • IF you have more settings, we would recommend scrolling or having collapsible groups in your user interface. These patterns work well for touch and keyboard users and should enable you to expose as much information as is necessary.

    While technically, you can draw anything in your panel, we expressly discourage the use of the pattern you're investigating because of the high likelihood of user confusion and support calls being generated. This would obviously be a poor outcome for your company, the user, and Microsoft, so please work with your designers to build your scenarios into a recommended UI pattern.

    Friday, June 21, 2013 4:42 PM
  • Got it, thanks very muck.


    spider

    Friday, June 21, 2013 10:49 PM