The template provided in the form of Visual Studio project(C# and JS) is meant to act as a starter kit for Windows Store apps development. You are recommended to change or modify the look and feel to suit the branding that is required
for your app. The template by no means restricts you to stick to the layout, navigation or other aspects indicated.
Block Style Color template will help if you want to build an app which needs a Variable Size Content display blocks
The Block Style Color template contains placeholders for Category and Detail Page. You can leverage this style if your implementation scenario is closest to this template.
Download includes the following
- Source (C# and JS)
How does this template help? -> This template has been created keeping in mind the Windows 8 style & experience. Just by binding the relevant data, you should have
a good looking app that runs in the paradigm of Windows 8. This template addresses the following
- App Views (Landscape, Fill, Snap and Portrait)
- Live Tile
Images in the Template-> The images in the template are included as an indicator of the look and feel. You are expected to use relevant images as you deem it right for
your app. In addition, while you build an app using this template, make sure to address the below images as part of branding the app
- App Tile (Default and Wide Logo)
- Splash Screen
- Live Tile
System requirements ->The template has been built using Visual Studio 2012 RTM Release and Windows 8 RTM Release. Opening this template is earlier
versions will break the template.
Build the sample
- Start Visual Studio 2012 RTM for Windows 8 and select
File > Open > Project/Solution.
- Go to the directory in which you unzipped the template. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Solution (.sln) file.
- Press F6 or use
Build->Build Solution to build the sample
Run the sample->To debug the app and then run it,
press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use
Debug > Start without Debugging.
Install the Package->If you want to check on the
template before opening the source, you can install the template package from Package folder after you have unzipped the template. Follow the below instructions to install the package
- Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation
- Once installation is done, you will get a Wide App Tile on the start screen