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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Icon Button and Menu Item

The ApplicationBarIconButton and ApplicationBarMenuItem classes have many things in common. Apart from the ApplicationBarIconButton class’s IconUri property, both ApplicationBarIconButton and ApplicationBarMenuItem classes contain the same set of identically named properties.

Both ApplicationBarIconButton and ApplicationBarMenuItem classes have a Text property, which is displayed on the application bar. At runtime the text for both menu items and icon buttons is transformed to lowercase to conform to the Microsoft Design Language aesthetic.

Icon button text is displayed beneath the icon when the user expands the application bar. If the length of the string exceeds 7 to 13 characters, depending on the width of the characters ...

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