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No Borders

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  • I have been writing large enterprise applications (Sometimes 8 screens (views) with 200+ data elements) for about 10 years.  My users have alway liked it when I group elements and put a border or legend around things that go together with labels stating what the group is. All examples of WinRT dev have fewer than 10 elements on the screen. I am trying to apply this paradigm to what my user requirements are and am coming up short especially with the idea that there are no borders around common fields. I think that usability will be reduced if I follow these standards.

    Any Comments?

    Friday, August 17, 2012 8:29 PM

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  • That may be tough to navigate with touch on a small form factor device like a tablet.  The grouped grid view seems to be a good way to handle grouping data and may apply to your situation.

    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:20 PM
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  • Hey thanks for replying JP.

    I am specifically interested in the design best practice that in WinRT applications we are to get rid of the borders and background shading which set groups of items apart.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:16 PM