Windows 8 controls
November 7, 2011 6 Comments
Today I’ll compare built-in controls in Windows 8 and their counterparts in WPF and Silverlight. I’ll describe all the control classes except the ItemsControl classes and panels.
The following controls are supported by both WPF/Silverlight and Windows 8 technologies:
The following controls are not available in Windows 8:
The following controls exists only in Windows 8:
ProgressRing – displays an indeterminate circular animation, switched by the property IsActive;
RichTextBlock – the read-only version of the RichTextBox;
ToggleSwitch – looks the same as the CheckBox control with the custom template.
Also the following controls are different at some point in Windows 8:
TextBlock – can contain the same tags as the RichTextBlock has such as Italic, Underline, LineBreak, etc;
TextBox – has the clear button on the right which removes all the text;
PasswordBox – has the reveal button on the right which displays the password as a decoded text.
That’s all the differences which I’ve noticed so far, next time I’ll describe the ItemsControl classes.