Windows 8 Items controls
November 11, 2011 Leave a comment
In addition to the single-item controls, Windows 8 as well as WPF provides controls for multiple child items by using classes derived from the ItemsControl class.
Common items controls in Windows 8 are:
ListBox – A list of selectable items (the same as the WPF counterpart).
ComboBox – A selection control that combines a non-editable text box and a drop-down containing a list box (the same as the WPF counterpart).
FlipView – Displays one item at a time and allows to traverse its items by using either pop-up arrows or the “flip” gesture.
ListView – Displays a list of items, similar to the ListBox control, but with a difference that it can be used with the JumpViewer control (I’ll try to describe it some time later).
GridView – A specialized ListView which displays items in a form of grid. The same can be achieved by using the ListView control and the wrap panel inside its ItemsPanelTemplate.
Here are sample screenshots of above described controls:
The following items controls are not available in Windows 8:
I hope some of them will be available after the final release in the form of Toolkit, like it was with Silverlight.