Guidelines and checklist for links (Windows Store apps)
In a Windows Store app, you can use links to navigate to pages in your app or in your app’s web context. You can also link to external pages outside of your app’s web context; these links launch the browser. This topic describes best practices for using links in Windows Store apps.
Only use links for navigation, such as opening an external URL or switching to another page in the same app. Don’t use links to perform actions other than navigating.
|Do||Put a tooltip on every link. That way, if the link is occluded by the user's finger, the user can still see what it will do.|
It's enough to just show the top-level domain.
|When the user doesn’t care whether he or she has visited a link, style the :visited state for that link so that the link looks the same regardless of whether the user has visited that page. The default style for a visited link makes it look different than a link that hasn't been visited. Sometimes the user doesn't care whether a link has been visited. This is usually the case for links that are a part of your app's main navigation.|
|Don't||Don't make the link text too long. Keep the link text concise; if you want to provide additional information, put it inside the link's tooltip.|
Build date: 11/27/2012