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Settings "styled as hyperlink"

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  • The Guidelines for app settings specify that an entry point that goes to the web instead of displaying UI should provide "a visual clue, for example, 'Help (online)' or 'Web forums' styled as a hyperlink."

    It would appear that the "styled as a hyperlink" bit is an HTML5 thing, since in XAML the SettingsCommand only exposes id, label and delegate properties, without any styling. Am I correct in this, or have I missed something?


    Rebecca M. Riordan

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:03 PM

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  • Yes that is right SettingsCommand only exposes  id, label and Invoked(delegate). However this line (entry point that goes to the web instead of displaying UI should provide "a visual clue) is written in context of Entry points which are added to Settings Pane.

    Add entry points <From Guidelines Doc>

    Entry points are text that appear at the top of the Settings pane

    Now at start there are general principles which says application should add all its settings in its own Settings Pane

    General principles  <From Guidelines Doc>

    Use the Settings charm as the primary entry point to all of your app's settings, and put all of your settings in the Settings pane.


    So if we see all of the above statements in context, it means settings inside setting pane should have visual clue which is quite possible. We can have hyperlinks inside settings (I am sure you already knew that). 

    Hope this makes some sense to you.


    Thanks, Sachin

    Friday, March 29, 2013 5:44 PM