Chapter 16. Visualizing Lists

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

  • List controls and their relationships

  • ItemsControl

  • Customizing lists

  • Finishing the Contact Manager

In many of the previous hours, we have made use of various controls for displaying lists. We have touched them only on a surface level, frequently mentioning that we would cover them in detail at a later time. In this hour we finally dig into this powerful portion of the WPF control hierarchy and explore many of the great possibilities that it enables.

The Control Hierarchy

Take a few minutes to study Figures 16.1 and 16.2. If you look closely, you’ll see almost every control we have discussed thus far in the book represented somewhere in one of these two charts. There are a few notable exceptions, ...

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