This chapter began by exploring the properties and events that govern page orientation. The
PhoneApplicationPage.Orientation property affects orientation only at design time. The
PhoneApplicationPage.SupportedOrientations property is used to change the orientation at runtime.
The chapter then looked at using a custom
IValueConverter to hide and display page elements depending on the page’s orientation. You then saw how to animate page elements using the
VisualStateManager, and how to substitute an application’s
RootVisual with a custom
PhoneApplicationFrame to animate the entire page when the orientation changes.
Finally, the chapter looked at animating page transitions using the Windows Phone Toolkit.