Creating a UI (Windows Store apps using C++ and DirectX)
Learn how to add controls and content to your Windows Store app built for Windows using DirectX with C++, and how to support the app bar and charms.
Just about every app needs controls such as buttons, check boxes, and drop-down lists. Windows Store apps using DirectX can work with the XAML framework to use its control and content APIs, or you can use Direct2D and DirectWrite to develop your own controls for your app.
The app bar and Settings are a fundamental part of any Windows Store app. In a Windows Store app using DirectX without XAML interop, however, you must provide an implementation of the app bar and Setting charms yourself. In this topic, we discuss general methods to create an app bar or Setting in DirectX.
Build date: 3/6/2013