This section aggregates design information about all the available controls into a single place for ease of access and quick reference. It describes the standard controls that are available without customization. It also provides an example of usage in a real app for each control.
Note All the controls in this section are included in the templates for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. See Downloads to get the templates.
The standard controls are only a starting place. For some interactions customization is not necessary, but for others it provides an opportunity to delight users with unique UI or to infuse branded elements into the app. For example, in some apps, the button control with no changes is the right, fast solution, and in others, customized buttons are a branded element of the app.
The following controls are new or updated in Windows 8.1:
This new control lets you create a dynamic and elegant layout quickly and easily. This control is used in our own Windows Store.
Navigation bar (top app bar)
Command bar (bottom app bar)
This new control provides an on-canvas search box to help you provide search results.