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Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript by Adam Freeman

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CHAPTER 7

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Commands & Navigation

In Chapter 5, I showed you how to use the single-page layout to create the foundation for a Windows app. As I did this, I used button and anchor (a) elements to navigate around the content, much as I would have done in a regular web app. In this chapter, I’ll show you the app-specific controls that are dedicated to offering the commands to navigate around the app and to manipulate the data or objects that it presents: the AppBar and the NavBar. These controls provide a big part of the distinctive visual style and interaction model of a Windows app and are present in most apps (the exception seems to be games, where ...

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