Elements that set your app apart
Microsoft design principles
Windows leads in modern design. It embraces the "authentically digital" principle and takes inspiration from the Swiss Style and from wayfinding systems at transportation hubs.Read more
Live tiles provide you with a unique tool to promote engagement with your app: updates sent directly to the Start screen.
It’s the first thing the user sees. A splash screen is an immersive, transient branding element that begins the experience of your app.
Semantic zoom is more powerful than optical zoom. It lets you quickly pan through content, jump among sections, and reorder navigation.
The Windows Phone user interface framework provides consistent system objects, events, and interactions that you can use to create beautiful, natural app experiences.
Windows Store apps add edges to your design toolbox. Use them in creative ways to focus on the app scenario and keep chrome from overshadowing content.