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Windows 8.1 split screen- Windows store application development

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  • Hi, 

    I just migrate my application from Windows 8 to 8.1 and i encounter the new feature of 2 or more applications running side by side. 

    My application is calling another application (using URI scheme) and therefor they are both displaying side by side. 

    Unfortunately, it is damaging my UX. 

    Is there a way for me, as a developer of the first application to take a full control on the screen, instead of split? 

    Thanks in advance!

    Monday, February 17, 2014 3:01 PM

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  • You cannot take full control. The user gets to choose which apps run and how much of the screen they get.

    Fir the specific case where the app launches a URI or file you can request how the screen is shared by setting the DesiredRemainingView property in the LauncherOptions passed to LaunchUriAsync (uri, options).

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by ynahmany Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:21 AM
    Monday, February 17, 2014 3:33 PM
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