Is it possible to have a floating panel on top of main window?

杨岑 166 Reputation points
2024-04-21T16:49:28.2933333+00:00

I see that creating a another window in UWP is extremely difficult. Is it possible to let a panel or something floating like a tool window on top of main window?

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  1. Junjie Zhu - MSFT 15,676 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-04-22T03:38:07.93+00:00

    Hi @杨岑

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    It is possible to use floating windows, but it is difficult to achieve the desired effect. According to these two documents,

    I tried it. After using AppWindow, the floating window cannot change the minimum height, and the effect is very bad. Using ApplicationView, since it is in a separate thread, it is difficult to interact with the Main window.

    If you need a top toolbar, I recommend you take a look at the custom title bar.

    A Windows app with a search box in the title bar

    Thank you.


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