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Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7 by Charles Petzold

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A Card File Metaphor

With the previous GpiBarChart program, in a sense we’ve managed to fit all the students onto a single screen, but the information is limited. Is there a way to get more information on the screen? One popular metaphor for displaying data is the card file. Normally only part of each card is visible but such a program also includes a facility for viewing an entire card.

In preparation for this job, I created a new panel in the Petzold.Phone.Silverlight library. In some ways this panel is similar to the UniformStack panel that I described in Chapter 9. Like UniformStack, this new panel gives all of its children an equal amount of space. But unlike UniformStack, this new panel actually overlaps its children if necessary to fit them ...

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