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Win8 Application Bar in C++

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  • I have a non-xaml, directx only application in Windows8 and I wonder if there is a way to create an Application Bar in c++? The samples I've found all create the bars in xaml.

    I also wonder if there is a way to disable the bars from c++, e.g. disable them in-game to avoid touch control confusion near the top and bottom edges of the screen.

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 2:14 PM

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  • Hi Pixab,

    You will need to implement your own AppBars. There are no standard controls available for DirectX, but DX gives you the capability to implement what you need. Since you're implementing this yourself you could control when the AppBar is available; however, think it through and if at all possible to do so without interfering with the game play try to make this consistent.

    --Rob

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:53 PM
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