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Removing three dots from application bar in windows phone 7

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    KishoreNaidu

    I am WP developer, I have one requirement from my client. He wants to remove the three dots from application bar. Can any one help me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Kishore Naidu

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9170931/removing-three-dots-from-app-bar-using-wp7

     

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    Maddus Mattus

    @KishoreNaidu: Override the default style of the appbar?

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    Blue Ink

    @KishoreNaidu: Don't.

    The good thing of a standard control is that users develop muscle memory. Modifying the behavior of a standard control defeats that and makes the experience subtly uncomfortable.

    If you really need a menu without the ellipsis, I would suggest creating one from scratch, making it visually distinctive enough that users don't expect it to work like a standard menu.

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    figuerres

    , KishoreNaidu wrote

    I am WP developer, I have one requirement from my client. He wants to remove the three dots from application bar. Can any one help me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Kishore Naidu

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9170931/removing-three-dots-from-app-bar-using-wp7

     

    interesting ....   perhaps you can tell us why ?  what is wrong with having it there ?

    is there a problem that this is trying to solve ?   is this to get more room on the screen ?

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    SimonJ

    The elipsis (three dots) show that there are more options below, that you can get at by sliding the menu up.

    If you don't have any more options, you don't see the three dots.

    If you do have more options then how is the user going to know they are there unless they see the three dots?

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    spivonious

    Don't get rid of them. They show the user that more information exists, even if it's just captions for the buttons. I think your only option here is to make your own control for the buttons and place it at the bottom of the screen.

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    Harlequin

    #1 The client wants it.
    #2 Your WP7 team need to have firepower to tell the client no, and to have very good reasons to back it up. If your client wants something like that, there is a fine balance between making them happy, and not buiding them a piece of garbage because of their request. You need to be diplomatic about stuff like that.

     

    p.s. is that your thread on the StackOverlow site?

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    Maddus Mattus

    Requirement is a requirement,..

    How hard is it? Must have, Should have, Could have or Would like to have?

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    Harlequin

    I'm also concerned that that screenshot on Stack is his.

    1. There are no circles around the application bar buttons.
    2. There is a "back arrow" in the application bar. I have no idea what that is for. If it mimics the phone back button then this needs to be removed also. In fact you might not get the app in the store because of it.
    3. Looking at these buttons, and the desire to remove the "...", I'm wondering if it's a game and these are the control buttons, and if it is then they shouldn't be buttons on the application bar.

     

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    Dr Herbie

    @KishoreNaidu: I'm generally in agreement with the posts above -- don't remove the elipsis.

    However -- if you're hell-bent on doing so, they I wouldn't use the app bar and would go with adding a row of buttons to the base of you display using standard Silverlight controls -- that way you can style them however you like.

    Herbie

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