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Popup Control in Windows Store App

By Shubham Srivastava on May 09, 2012
In this article we will use a popup control to show the information on click event.


In this article we will talk about the Popup control in Metro style apps. The purpose of the popup control is to make a visual control associated with some of action such as button click, mouse click etc. Generally we use a popup control to get the user's attention to a specific action such as to give some error messages, suggestions messages or to describe provide information.

Here we will use a popup control to give the details of an image on a button click event. Doing this we will add a button and write the code on the click event of the button in the BlankPage.cs file.

Step 1 : First of all you will create a new Metro Style Application. Let us see the description with images of how you will create it.

  • Open Visual Studio 2011
  • File -> New -> Project
  • Choose Template -> Visual C# -> Metro Style Application
  • Rename this Application


Step 2 : In the Solution Explorer there are two files that we will primarily work with; BlankPage.xaml and BlankPage.xaml.cs files.


Step 3 : The BlankPage.xaml file is as in the following code:

Code :










    <Grid Background="{StaticResource ApplicationPageBackgroundBrush}">

         <Grid x:Name="ContentRoot" Background="LimeGreen" Margin="100,20,100,20">


                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>

                <RowDefinition Height="*"/>

                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>



            <!-- Content -->

            <Grid HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Top">


                    <TextBlock Text="Popup Control "  Foreground="Red"  FontSize="50" ></TextBlock>

                <Image Source="corner.jpg"  Width="400"></Image>

                <Button x:Name="PopUpButton" Content="Detail..." Height="50" Width="100" Background="Gray"  Click="PopUpButton_Click" />


                <Popup x:Name="myPopup" Margin="-34,0,-31,0" Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1" Height="100" VerticalAlignment="Bottom"  >

                        <Border CornerRadius="10" Background="Red" BorderThickness="2" BorderBrush="Black">

                            <StackPanel Margin="10">

                                <TextBlock x:Name="PopUpText" Height="Auto" Width="Auto" FontSize="20"/>










Step 3 : The BlankPage.xaml.cs file is as in the following code:

Code :

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.IO;

using System.Linq;

using Windows.Foundation;

using Windows.Foundation.Collections;

using Windows.UI.Xaml;

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Primitives;

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Data;

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Input;

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media;

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media.Animation;

using Windows.UI.Xaml.Navigation;


namespace Application28



    public sealed partial class BlankPage : Page


        public BlankPage()





       protected override void OnNavigatedTo(NavigationEventArgs e)




        private void PopUpButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)


            myPopup.IsOpen = true;

            PopUpText.Text = "Free c# articles, c# tutorials, news, blogs, resources, forum for C# programming. ";





 Step 4 : After running this code the output will look like this:




Click on the Detail button.