Adding app help
Language: HTML | XAML

Adding app help (XAML)

[ This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation ]

Add a help section to explain to users how your app works. To incorporate help in your app, take advantage of the Settings charm by adding a "Help" command to the system-provided Settings pane and placing your help content in a Settings flyout.

All Windows Store apps automatically participate in the Settings contract. Even if you never modify your app's settings, a user will be able to click on the Settings charm from within your app and see a default Settings pane. This pane is always 346 pixels wide and contains a list of up to seven settings commands. If a user clicks on one of these commands, the Settings flyout associated with that command replaces the Settings pane onscreen. The default, system-provided Settings pane includes a "Permissions" command and, once your app is installed, a "Rate and review" command that sends a user's feedback about your app directly to the Windows Store.

Quickstart: Add app help shows you how to create a SettingsFlyout for help content and add a "Help" command to the Settings pane. You'll also learn how to add a "Help" button to a bottom app bar.

Using JavaScript and HTML? See Adding app help (HTML).

Related topics

Guidelines for app help
Guidelines for app settings
Adding app settings
Roadmap for Windows Runtime apps using C# or Visual Basic
Roadmap for Windows Runtime apps using C++



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