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Windows 8 App Projects - XAML and C# Edition by Nico Vermeir

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CHAPTER 5

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Build a Charming Application

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the concept of charms. Charms provide a uniform way to do tasks that are found throughout the majority of applications, such as searching and settings. In this era of sharing all possible sorts of content on a wide variety of social networks, Microsoft decided to throw in a Share charm as well. The charms can be found by placing the mouse in the upper right corner of the screen or on a touch-enabled device by dragging in from the right edge of the screen.

The so-called Charms bar contains five buttons, as shown in Figure 5-1. The middle one is actually not really a ...

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