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Windows Store App Development: C# and XAML by Pete Brown

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Chapter 13. View states

This chapter covers

  • View states
  • The LayoutAwarePage
  • Supporting the Snapped state
  • Using Visual State Manager

If you’re reading this near a desktop or laptop computer, take a look at your display. Do you have multiple overlapping windows? Do you have documents or other work side by side? I have two 30” displays on my primary PC, and I keep a ton of stuff open during the normal course of work, but rarely can I say I’m equally focused on two things at once. The closest I get is when writing these chapters, when I bounce back and forth between a remote desktop session to a Win8 tablet on one display to the Word document (and Photoshop, MSPaint, and PowerPoint) in the main display.

The reason the desktop still exists ...

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