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

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Chapter 18. Pivot and Panorama

Silverlight applications that need to present large amounts of information to the user have traditionally used a page-oriented navigation structure. On the phone, however, a division of your program into pages might not be the best approach. The phone’s portrait form factor, the ease of multi-touch, and a recent emphasis on “fluid user interfaces” all suggest other types of layout. Two such alternatives are available in Windows Phone 7 in new controls named Pivot and Panorama.

Both Pivot and Panorama are in the Microsoft.Phone.Controls library and any program that uses these controls will need a reference to that DLL. The controls are defined in the Microsoft.Phone.Controls namespace with subsidiary components in ...

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