Designing for Multiple Views and Orientations using Blend
When you are designing new apps, you will want to make sure they can be viewed across various orientations and states. For a detailed discussion about design considerations for view states, orientations, and resolutions in Windows 8 be sure to read Scaling to different screens on the Building Windows 8 blog.
The two orientations are portrait and landscape:
Published by Kirupa Chinnathambi and Jeffrey Ferman on 22.03.2012 at 22:17
The view states are: Supporting multiple views by reading the detailed document on the Windows Developer Center. When you are building your apps, you are likely to be using Blend on a laptop or a monitor whose orientation is in Landscape. What you need is a way to design your application inside Blend while simulating the various views states and orientations at design-time.