User interface for Windows Phone
December 04, 2013
Applies to: Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone OS 7.1
In this section you can learn how to design the best UI for your Windows Phone app.
Creating a layout for your Windows Phone app includes the process of sizing and positioning objects in your app. To position objects, you must put them in container panels such as Canvas, StackPanel, and Grid. The topics in this section cover the Windows Phone layout system, screen orientation, and multi-resolution app development. This section contains the following topics.
Almost every Windows Phone app needs controls such as Button, TextBox and TextBlock. Windows Phone provides a rich assortment of controls that you can use to create the UI for your app. This section contains the following topics.
A theme is a set of resources you use to personalize the visual elements on a Windows Phone. You can create apps that preserve the look and feel of the native device UI from a style standpoint. These style properties include background colors and accent colors. A theme ensures that the controls and UI elements appear consistently across the phone. This section contains the following topics.
You can create an app bar to provide users with quick access to an app’s most common tasks. By using the Windows Phone app bar, you help create a consistent UI across all apps on the device. This section contains the following topics.
New in Windows Phone 8, users can interact with your app by using their voice. The types of voice interaction include voice commands, speech recognition, and speech synthesis (text-to-speech). For more info about speech support, see Speech for Windows Phone 8.