User Experience Guidelines

You can make your content available on a wide variety of devices by using Windows SideShow technology to build gadgets. Gadgets are add-in programs that update compatible devices with information transferred from a computer. You can also build gadgets that can appear on both Windows SideShow and Windows Sidebar (a related technology).

The guidelines in this section help you create an easy-to-use and enjoyable gadget user experience. By using design principles and terminology that are compatible with Microsoft usage, your gadget will fit in with the Windows SideShow experience.

These guidelines cover the following topics: