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Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript by Rami Sarieddine

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Chapter 9. Adding Menus and Commands

In this chapter we will learn about the app bar and understand how it works and where it is found on the app. Moreover, we will cover how to declare an app bar and add controls to it.

Understanding the app bar

When you run a Windows Store app, all you see is a full screen app that allows you to be immersed in the content of the app; however, then you ask yourself where all the buttons and controls are. They are all contained and hidden in the app bar—hidden till you need them, of course—to avoid distractions and make use of every pixel on the screen for the content of the app.

The app bar can be found at the bottom of the screen and appears when triggered by the user. This can be done with a touch gesture (by ...

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