Project Description
Adds ready-made Search, Share, Settings and Storage functionality to Windows Phone and Windows Embedded Handheld. Share more code across platforms.


Requirements
These libraries currently support Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Embedded Handheld 8.1. You will need Visual Studio 2012/2013 and the Windows Phone SDK (and optionally the Windows Embedded Handheld SDK). These libraries make use of the Windows Phone Toolkit in order to support features such as page transitions. These libraries are supported for C# and VB.NET development only and cannot be used from native C++ apps/games.

Usage
The libraries can be used individually or all together depending on your app needs. Latest release versions of each library are available through NuGet. As there is no shell charms bar on Windows Phone you are required to provide your own entry points to this functionality - e.g. ApplicationBar icons or menu items. Each component (Search, Share, Settings) provides an API method to programmatically show it. The API is designed to match the full Windows API where possible.

NuGet
Latest versions are available on NuGet:-
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In The Hand
The Charming libraries were designed and developed by In The Hand Ltd. They have been made available to improve code-sharing opportunities between Windows Phone and Windows Store development and also to provide a ready-made framework for common app tasks such as Search, Sharing and Settings. This leaves you more time to concentrate on building Charming apps!

Last edited May 13 at 9:55 PM by PeterFoot, version 14