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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am a newbie to Windows store app so I am trying to understand how to manage the UI workflow.

    In a old Winforms type app a main form might be presented then a user would choose an option.

    This form would hide then another form would display - it would exit and the original form
    would be displayed. So everybody gets this the old way.

    Now I am trying to understand in the new Windows Store app this should be handled in the UI.

    Should I be trying to re-draw the current screen all time ?

    I assume I should not keep trying to redraw the current form all the time.

    Should I somehow try to use the "Grid App" and hide various screens.

    I am hoping somebody can give me a bit of an overview on how to handle this
    type of synario.

    Also is there a good sample that might demostrate this various synario under:

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/

    It seems thay are alot more specifically focused - but I am not sure the correct term
    I should be searhing for :)

    Thanks,

    Ward.

     

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:48 AM

Answers

  • Exactly how you lay things out will depend on the specific app.

    The analogous concept to your different forms would be different pages within your app. Take a look at Defining layouts and navigation for several options for handling navigation between items.

    --Rob

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:57 AM
    Moderator

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  • Exactly how you lay things out will depend on the specific app.

    The analogous concept to your different forms would be different pages within your app. Take a look at Defining layouts and navigation for several options for handling navigation between items.

    --Rob

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Rob,

    Thanks for your answer that was great.

    Is there also a good sample app under ?

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/

    That would give me a good example I could also check out?

    Thanks again,

    Ward

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:47 AM