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Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript by Adam Freeman

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CHAPTER 28

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Using Toast and the System Launcher

In this chapter, I show you how to use toast notifications, which are a more direct and intrusive mechanism for attracting the user’s attention. Toast notifications are a complement to the more subtle tile notifications and badges I showed you in the previous chapter and are used for more important or urgent information. Like any kind of notification, toasts should be used thoughtfully and sparingly – too few notifications and your user won’t get the cues and reminders they expect, and too many will fatigue and annoy the user. When in doubt, allow the user to configure the circumstances under which ...

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