This sample demonstrates various techniques for implementing support for high contrast mode in your app.
Supporting high contrast mode is important to make your app accessible to people with vision problems. Users can switch to high contrast mode at any time, but this will have no effect on your app unless you implement high contrast support.
This sample demonstrates:
- Using the ThemeDictionaries property to declare styles that will be applied only in high contrast mode.
- Using the ThemeDictionaries property and defined system color keywords to implement a custom Button style that has high-contrast compliant complex visuals.
- Detecting high contrast mode and applying system colors in code.
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- Accessibility in apps using C++, C#, or Visual Basic
- Guidelines and checklist for accessibility
- Supporting high-contrast themes
- Adding app bars
- Windows 8 app samples
Operating system requirements
Build the sample
- Start Visual Studio 2013 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
- 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.
- 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.