This sample demonstrates how to use several common controls. It also shows you how to style a control, use a control to create a template, and create visual state behaviors.

Specifically, this sample covers:

This sample is written in XAML. For the HTML version, see the Common HTML controls and everyday widgets sample (HTML).

To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8.1, go to Windows 8.1.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.

Note  For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Related topics

Roadmaps
Roadmap for C# and Visual Basic
Samples
Windows 8 app samples
Reference
Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls
Slider
ProgressBar
Button
ToggleSwitch
CheckBox
HyperlinkButton
TextBox
PasswordBox
RichEditBox
ComboBox
ListBox
Image
RadioButton
Popup
Style
Template
VisualStateManager
Concepts
Adding controls and content
UX guidelines for apps: Controls

Operating system requirements

Client
Windows 8.1
Server
Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

  1. Start Visual Studio 2013 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Visual Studio 2013 Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press F7 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.