App features, start to finish (HTML)

This start-to-finish series helps you add features to your app to engage your customers and to create the kind of experiences that draw people in and delight them. Each guide walks you through building an app from scratch to app certification. Start with a basic flat or hierarchical app and add features from there!

Start: Flat navigation

image of stepsStart with a basic app with flat navigation, app bar, app state, settings, and help.

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Start: Hierarchical navigation

image of stepsStart with a basic app with hierarchical navigation, app bar, app state, settings, and help.

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XAML guide

 

App UI basics

image of stepsAdd content and controls to your app with a dynamic layout that's easy to use and navigate.

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XAML guide

 

App state

image of stepsSave and restore app data and the state of your app so that users can pick up right where they left off at any time, on any device.

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File handling

image of stepsAdd file handling capabilities to your app such as using file and folder pickers, enumerating files in a folder, creating files, reading and writing files, getting file properties, and working with Microsoft OneDrive files.

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User interaction

image of stepsProvide intuitive and consistent user experiences across all input devices using the built-in interaction behaviors of Windows Store app platform controls.

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image of stepsProcess user input from a variety of sources, including touch, touchpad, mouse, pen/stylus, and keyboard to create a custom interaction experience that is responsive and intuitive.

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Media playback

image of stepsAdd media features that play audio and video while conserving battery life and optimizing rendering.

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Geofencing

image of stepsDefine a geographical region so you can send notifications to users when they enter or exit that area or are in proximity to friends or family.

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