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1 Win8 on Intel Programming Course Win8 for developers, in detail Cédric Andreolli Intel Software 2013-03-20

2 Windows 8

3 New UI Completely new user interface, optimized for tablets and PCs 2 kinds of applications : Modern UI and Desktop Store Windows store : A store to get Modern UI applications Features Native support for new hardware (USB 3, Bluetooth 3, …) New software utilities included

4 Windows 8 New interactions Unifies the touch based OS (Windows phone) and the mouse based OS (Windows 7) Touch and mouse controls must allow the user to access the same functionalities No Start menu (can be disorienting at first when you come from Windows 7), even on the desktop view

5 Windows 8 User Interface

6 Tiles + horizontal scroll

7 Starting page New layout Uses the Modern UI (User Interface) Consists of groups of tiles Each tile represents a Modern UI application or a Desktop application Encased in a C shaped margin Scrolling horizontally Mouse and touch friendly, no compromise

8 The charm bar

9 New menu : half OS, half application Accessible anywhere on Win8 on the right, giving access to the start page Windows 8 menu proposing a standard and centralized access to typical application features Developers need to code for the charm bar because users have expectations Charm bar not available from Desktop applications

10 The charm bar

11 Swipe from the right In touch mode : Stouch the top right corner In mouse mode :

12 The charm bar Search For searching content in your applications and in any application Share Share content on social networks or with other applications Start Gives access to the Windows 8 start page Devices Gives access to other video devices, audio devices, printers, … Settings For configuring the application

13 The app bar

14 Contextual, not toolbar Sliding from the top of the screen Gives access to features that must be in relation with the current page of your Modern UI Application Can be used to access options in relation with the context User shouldn't have to press the App bar for accessing command required in the current page work-flow Not for desktop apps

15 The app bar

16 Swipe from the top or the bottom In touch mode : Right click an empty space of your screen In mouse mode :


18 Landscape, Portrait, Snap

19 Views Win8 users have higher expectations It's a good idea to support the 3 types of views You can also block your application in landscape but users will be frustrated

20 Modern UI Two kinds of applications Modern UI apps : Content oriented, user friendly Desktop applications : Same as windows 7 Why you should use Modern UI Efficient and light design Inspired by the Swiss graphic design Focus on the content, not on the UI Designed for Ultrabooks, convertibles, detachables, tablets, … A single application should be able to run on all those platforms


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