Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Privacy Policy in Charm Bar: the easiest way

When you make a Windows Store App, if it uses any Network connection, you have to specify your Privacy Settings in both Store page and Charm Bar.

But how to do it? What's the simplest way?

So, here's the answers.

Do the following in your App.xaml.cs:

1) Add the namespaces
using Windows.UI.ApplicationSettings;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

2) Add the handler during app initialization (into OnLaunched())
SettingsPane.GetForCurrentView().CommandsRequested += SettingCharmManager_CommandsRequested;

3) Add my handler that shows the privacy text
private void SettingCharmManager_CommandsRequested(SettingsPane sender, SettingsPaneCommandsRequestedEventArgs args)

    args.Request.ApplicationCommands.Add(new SettingsCommand("privacypolicy", "Privacy policy", OpenPrivacyPolicy));


4) Add OpenPrivacyPolicy method
private async void OpenPrivacyPolicy(IUICommand command)


    Uri uri = new Uri("http://my_website/my_privacy.html");
    await Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(uri);


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