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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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The application view state

An application can be viewed in four different ways:

  • Landscape – screen width is larger than its height.
  • Portrait – screen height is larger than its width.
  • Snapped – the application takes up 320 pixels in width, while another application takes the rest of the screen width. This is only possible if the horizontal display resolution is at least 1366 pixels.
  • Filled – the "mirror" of snapped. The application takes most of the horizontal space, leaving 320 pixels for another app.

Here's a screenshot of two apps being in the snapped/filled states:

The application view state

Users expect the application to change its view accordingly when in snap mode. In the ...

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