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AppBar in Snapped view?

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  • Hi

    The sample apps don't have an appbar when in snapped view. Is this by design?

    I need to know if I should hide(!) the appbar when in snapped view....

    Thanks

    Paul

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:25 PM

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  • See the Guidelines and checklist for app bars:

    Do design your app bar for snap and portrait view.

    If you have ten app bar commands or less, your bar will automatically hide labels and adjust padding so that those ten commands still fit in snapped or portrait orientation. If you do not want two rows of commands to appear in snapped view and you have more than five commands, you can either group commands together into menus or provide a more focused experience that requires fewer commands on each screen.

    Don't have more than ten commands on your app bar, because that will wrap to two lines for many users.

    Because labels are hidden by default in snapped and portrait view, use icons that are easily identifiable for your commands and provide tooltips for all of your commands.

    --Rob
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:28 AM
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  • Hi,

    It actually depends on your scenario. In snapped view, you have a smaller space to present AppBar than filled view and full-screen view. So you should be aware of this while you make a design option.


    Best wishes,


    Robin [MSFT]
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    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:11 AM
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  • See the Guidelines and checklist for app bars:

    Do design your app bar for snap and portrait view.

    If you have ten app bar commands or less, your bar will automatically hide labels and adjust padding so that those ten commands still fit in snapped or portrait orientation. If you do not want two rows of commands to appear in snapped view and you have more than five commands, you can either group commands together into menus or provide a more focused experience that requires fewer commands on each screen.

    Don't have more than ten commands on your app bar, because that will wrap to two lines for many users.

    Because labels are hidden by default in snapped and portrait view, use icons that are easily identifiable for your commands and provide tooltips for all of your commands.

    --Rob
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:28 AM
    Owner