Friday, 24 August 2012

Windows 8 Beauty Tip: Using a VariableSizedWrapGrid in a GridView makes Grids Prettier


Windows 8 Beauty Tip: Using a VariableSizedWrapGrid in a GridView makes Grids PrettierUsing a GridView in XAML is the primary way to show lists of data. The GridView inherits ItemsControl and behaves like the ListView which behaves like a classic ListBox. The GridView scrolls horizontally, handles selection, rearrangement, and (as we see in this article) also allows for variable sited items.

The GridView’s ItemsPanel is a WrapGrid by default. Unlike a VariableSizedWrapGrid, the WrapGrid creates a strictly uniform grid of items. It’s beautiful, actually. The VariableSizedWrapGrid, on the other hand, lets developers create custom and create UI.

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