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configuring web application to view in Windows 8

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  • Are there any configuration meta tags can added to a web application to view the application as Windows 8 native applications like hiding url bar, adding icon on home page as a tile etc..

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:51 AM

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  • Hi Venkatesh,

    I don't think there is such meta tag for windows 8. Windows 8's IE 10 explorer has desktop and touch modes. When using desktop mode, it is just like traditional windows 7 IE9, while for touch mode, the menu and navigation bar is automaticaly hidden, only when you use gesture or right mouse click to show it.

    For your scenario, you can consider using <iframe> to display external pages in your windows store app.


    #How to link to external web pages (Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML) (Windows)
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/Hh780594.aspx


    However, we should not build a windows store app which purely uses <iframe> to show external web pages/web sites (it's ok to use external pages as part of the APP UI and features).


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    • Marked as answer by Song Tian Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:19 AM
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:11 AM
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