How to control second screen?


  • Could we access to the second screen in Windows Store apps?

    As we known, Windows8 device charm supports second screen with four modes: PC screen only, Duplicate, Extend, Second screen only. User could do a choice with swipe charm, select device, select second screen, and then choice one display mode. Is any API exposed to setup display mode in Windows Store apps? Or could we wrap it as WinRT component to do that? Thanks.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:02 PM


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  • This is a user setting. Windows Store apps cannot control it.


    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:49 PM
  • Thanks, Rob

    Then based on that, developer can not create some better user experiences with gesture or drag events in Windows Store apps to control the display screen. Again, it is impossible to reach the feature same as power pointer slide show with different views on primary screen and second screen. Are my two understandings right?

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:17 PM
  • Correct for the first: Windows Store apps cannot affect the system outside of their own app. They can draw only in their own window.

    Also see Streaming media to devices using Play To , to play to a screen off of the current device.


    Sunday, October 28, 2012 2:01 AM