Inside Windows Phone #06: Panorama and Pivot are in the house! Woohoo!!

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Jeff Wilcox, Senior SDE for Silverlight mobile, introduces the official pano and pivot controls for Windows Phone. Yes, they do exist!

These controls are in the RTM version of the Silverlight run-time. It comes with templates, design-time support, sample data, etc., so no extra downloads are needed.


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Download the RTM version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools

Jeff's blog post for the toolkit

Jeff’s blog post introducing the controls

Jaime Rodriguez's blog



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    The Discussion

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      Any idea how I use the panorama view with the Bing maps control? 
      Using the map in a Panorama Item, and trying to zoom in and pan, just switches the panorama view to the next or previous panorama item. Very annoying.. Sad 

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      Understanding the Pivot and Pano controls were created specifically for WP7, are there any plans on releasing these controls to work on a regular SIlverlight and WPF application?  Thanks

    • User profile image

      This video is quite blurry so it's impossible to read anything even fullscreen.

      The high quality .WMV isn't terribly crisp either but the Silverlight streaming version is worse.
      I seem to remember videos on C9 with screencaptures in the past that where clearer (I think?). Maybe I'm just spoiled by watching tutorial videos on Vimeo in HD.

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      Hey Now Jaime,

      Another Great Show!

      Thx 4 the info,


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      Jeff Wilcox

      @MobileLayers: we're trying to share guidance on this. Because of the unique ways both maps and pano/pivot work with manipulations, it isn't possible to nest the controls (though we realize many people want to do this).
      Similar to how you can't have a Pivot in a Pivot that makes sense from a UX standpoint, some people believe map navigaiton should be on another sub-page (using navigation) instead.
      You can use the Map control (non-interactive) within the panorama and pivot OK.

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      Jeff Wilcox

      @shaggygi: many people have expressed interest in this, but there isn't a short-term plan for this. If we can come up with a plan for sharing the source of the controls, it might be easier to get the ball rolling on this.

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      Jaime Rodriguez

      dentaku, what do u mean by blurry. r u trying to read the code? 
      Will try to improve it for next round, please expand so we know where to improve it.


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      Giochi Gratis


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