Touch top swipe for in-app context menu RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to add an in-game options menu to my game.  On mouse I have this hooked to right-mouse-click event. On Touch I was going to add this as a top or bottom swipe, that seemed to fit the Windows 8/8.1 model for Windows Store Apps.

    I recently picked up a Win10 non-touch laptop and it seems like several key UIX models have changed slightly, so I am wondering if top/bottom swipe is still part of the Windows 10 suggested user interface experience fro a touch-enabled device running in tablet mode?

    Even so, when interacting on a touch device the device could be in Desktop mode (not in Tablet mode), with the game in a window, so I need to handle that case as well - perhaps press and hold?

    Or perhaps it is just better to add an on-screen Icon that the user can click/touch on and avoid confusion?

    Anybody have any thoughts on this in the Windows 10 space?


    Friday, August 14, 2015 5:21 PM


  • Hello David,

    It is also hard for me to say whether top/bottom swipe is a Windows 10 suggested user interface experience.

    I think you just need to keep this Touch in mind. Personally, in tablet mode I still like top/bottom swipe. But I don't think it is good in desktop mode.

    So I think at least you need to read Continuum to understand how you can use code to know the user mode first.

    Then use different design for touch mode and desktop mode.

    Best regards,


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    Monday, August 17, 2015 9:48 AM