The settings suck

Settings problemsMy first Windows 8 application I wrote using WinJS so a lot of my expectations on how settings worked in Windows 8 XAML was based off of that experience. Unfortunately from the looks of it the two teams had very different ideas on whet…

Settings problemsMy first Windows 8 application I wrote using WinJS so a lot of my expectations on how settings worked in Windows 8 XAML was based off of that experience. Unfortunately from the looks of it the two teams had very different ideas on whether settings were important or not and thus we have drastically different experiences. Here’s the problems I’ve hit so far: Setting up settings, if you do this “too early” (ie - before the app has fired off its Activated event) it crashes as the settings pane doesn’t exist There’s no built-in settings control Since there’s no control there’s no way to navigate to a particular settings pane You use an event handler to register settings panes With the exception of the last point (which sucks in both platforms) these are problems specific to XAML based Windows 8 applications.
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