Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jeff Wilcox – Looking ahead: Panorama and Pivot controls for Windows Phone developers

Check this article for an overview of facets of Windows Phone 7 that are likely to make it a very popular platform with Visual Studio and Silverlight developers (via Scott Guthrie)

Apps in Windows Phone 7 make it easy to explore and experience information thanks to two similar navigation controls: panorama and pivot controls. We’ve made it easy for developers to build applications with these experiences by putting these Silverlight controls and associated tooling in the next release of the free developer tools (didn’t make the beta).

The controls are simple & easy to use, but I’ve seen enough rumbling on forums to know that developers are anxious to learn more about their capabilities. In lieu of bits, I’m going to introduce these controls and how they appear from a simple API & XAML perspective, so that you’ll have what you need while planning your apps to know how these experiences can fit into your apps.

Jeff Wilcox – Looking ahead: Panorama and Pivot controls for Windows Phone developers

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