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Displaying popups (HTML)

[ This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation ]

Apps often must display popups to the user. A popup may be a message displayed in a lightweight control in response to a user action, supplying details about an item or asking the user to confirm the action. It may instead be an explicitly dismissed surface that requires an immediate response from the user while blocking other user actions. A popup can also be a menu of commands for the user.

The topics in this section describe these display controls: flyouts, menus, and message dialogs.

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Topic Description

Add Flyouts and menus

A flyout is a lightweight popup that is used to temporarily show UI related to what the user is currently doing.

Add message dialogs

A message dialog is an explicitly dismissed surface available to app developers to elicit an immediate response from the user.