Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Runtime Apps How to #4 – How to Hide Status Bar in Windows Phone 8.1 XAML App ?

In Windows Phone 8.0 , the developer could use the SystemTray.IsVisible property to hide or show the System Tray / Status bar . When the developers target the Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 , they could still use the SystemTray.IsVisible and set this value to false to hide the status bar. But what if the developer targets Windows runtime app ?

How to Hide Status Bar in Windows Phone 8.1 XAML / Windows Runtime App

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If you are a developer targeting the Windows Phone 8.1 & Windows runtime or even the Universal App , then you should be using the View Management to get the Status Bar and hide it using the HideAsync method to hide the status bar as shown below.

async private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
  // Get the Status bar for the Current Window.
  Windows.UI.ViewManagement.StatusBar statusBar = Windows.UI.ViewManagement.StatusBar.GetForCurrentView();
  // Hides the status bar
  await statusBar.HideAsync();
}

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4 thoughts on “Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Runtime Apps How to #4 – How to Hide Status Bar in Windows Phone 8.1 XAML App ?

  1. Anderson Benevides July 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I did a test and displays the following error:
    The ‘await’ operator can only be used within an async method. Consider marking this method with the ‘async’ modifier and changing its return type to ‘Task’.

  2. Why can I not show the status bar again after hiding it once.

    I want to make it a toggleable setting – to show / hide the status bar.
    But, after hiding it once, it is not possible to show it again.

    Any advice?

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