I had to dig a little bit to find this. Since not all form factors support multiple windows and tablet mode generally discourages floating windows this is probably buried for a reason, but I wanted to do it anyway so here it is:

var viewId = 0;

var newView = CoreApplication.CreateNewView(); await newView.Dispatcher.RunAsync( CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal, () => { var frame = new Frame(); frame.Navigate(typeof(YourViewPageType), ViewModelDataOrNull); Window.Current.Content = frame; viewId = ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView().Id; ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView().Consolidated += App.ViewConsolidated; Window.Current.Activate(); }); var viewShown = await ApplicationViewSwitcher.TryShowAsStandaloneAsync(viewId);

Hopefully that will save someone some digging. Smile


There are a lot of tools out there and others have posted lists that are handy. I’m going to put my list of common tools here and try to keep it updated every now and then for my own use as well as anyone else who may like to reference it. Feel free to send me more to add to the list.

Helpful Blogs
Code & Text Editors
Visual Studio Extensions
General Utilities
Web Sites


Yes, I went and did it. I converted my blog to MiniBlog. It is much lighter than BlogEngine.NET. I'm liking the HTML5 and it should be fun to tweak it out a bit more too.

I've nixed some things, my old resume, the VS Achievements that only worked in VS 2012, a few other things. I might bring some back later. Still poking around with this. Stay tuned.

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