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Add functionality to both toolbar and settings flyout

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  • I have some settings in my app (e.g. set a timer). Is it bad practice to add a button for this in both the toolbar and the settings area (Settings Charm)?

    Is there a best practice as to what goes where?

    Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:30 AM

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  • Is it an application wide setting? Something that the user would likely set once and then leave alone? If so, then settings are appropriate. If it's a more local setting that would be scoped to a single page, changed frequently, etc. then an appbar button would be better.

    It's not clear what exactly you mean by "set timeout function", but if you mean setting a single timeout that will rarely be changed then the settings pane is appropriate. If you are setting a timeout for a specific action then an appbar button may be more appropriate.

    Take a look a the User experience guidelines in the Guidelines for app settings .

    --Rob

    Sunday, February 24, 2013 4:58 AM
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  • According to design guidelines, all settings should be under the Settings charms

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    Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:39 AM
  • But e.g. a set timeout function in a app. Should this be in the toolbar or as a settings?
    Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:05 AM
  • Is it an application wide setting? Something that the user would likely set once and then leave alone? If so, then settings are appropriate. If it's a more local setting that would be scoped to a single page, changed frequently, etc. then an appbar button would be better.

    It's not clear what exactly you mean by "set timeout function", but if you mean setting a single timeout that will rarely be changed then the settings pane is appropriate. If you are setting a timeout for a specific action then an appbar button may be more appropriate.

    Take a look a the User experience guidelines in the Guidelines for app settings .

    --Rob

    Sunday, February 24, 2013 4:58 AM
    Owner