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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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In-Place Selection Using the ListPicker

Due to the relatively small screen size of the phone, it can be awkward displaying a large number of options to the user without resorting to the use of a second page. At development time, you may not know the number of options that will be displayed, making the choice of using an in-place selection mechanism such as a ListBox or a dedicated option selection page difficult. Moreover, navigating to a page to retrieve a response from a user is cumbersome and entails handling navigation events and so forth.

Fortunately, the ListPicker solves this problem by enabling the user to select from a list of options, either with an expandable in-place picker (if the number of items is small) or with a full-screen ...

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