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  • Hi, is there a way to access the functionality of the windows 8.1 search charm with a desktop app? 

    Thanks

    • Moved by Kristin Xie Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:21 AM move to better forum
    Monday, December 15, 2014 7:06 AM

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  • Hello nrk112,

    >>Hi, is there a way to access the functionality of the windows 8.1 search charm with a desktop app?

    If you mean that you want to customize the search charm of the windows 8.1, I think it is not possible since it is a system feature and does not expose interfaces to be extendable.

    If you mean that you want your application have such a similar functionality, you could check the link below which provides a sample for C++/C#/VB.NET/JavaScript to access the functionality of the windows 8.1 search charm:

    https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Search-app-contract-sample-118a92f5

    Regards.


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    • Marked as answer by Marvin_Guo Monday, December 22, 2014 10:52 AM
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 5:59 AM

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  • Hi nrk112,

    According to your description, your case related to desktop app. So i moved your thread to General Windows Desktop Development Issues forum for better support.

    Good day!

    kristin


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    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:23 AM
  • Hello nrk112,

    >>Hi, is there a way to access the functionality of the windows 8.1 search charm with a desktop app?

    If you mean that you want to customize the search charm of the windows 8.1, I think it is not possible since it is a system feature and does not expose interfaces to be extendable.

    If you mean that you want your application have such a similar functionality, you could check the link below which provides a sample for C++/C#/VB.NET/JavaScript to access the functionality of the windows 8.1 search charm:

    https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Search-app-contract-sample-118a92f5

    Regards.


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    • Marked as answer by Marvin_Guo Monday, December 22, 2014 10:52 AM
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 5:59 AM