Windows 8 XAML Tips - Show a task pane - by Fons Sonnemans
You can integrate the look and feel introduced in Windows 8 Release Preview into your Metro style app by using the Animation Library suite of Windows-provided animations. Use of the Animation Library animations provides these benefits:
Motions that align to Metro style animation principles
Fast, fluid transitions between UI states that inform but do not distract the user
Clearer visuals to show the user transitions within an app
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