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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Pivot and Panorama Differences and Similarities

The Pivot and Panorama are layout controls that help you display data in a unique way. They have several things in common. They both hold a number of horizontally arranged sections (items). They are visually similar; both show a segment of the offscreen content, have titles, and have section titles.

Both controls have built-in touch navigation. It is, therefore, not necessary to implement any special gesture functionality in your app, because it is already built in. The touch support allows the user to navigate left to right between the different sections using the pan and flick touch-gestures.

Horizontal navigation is cyclical; after navigating past the last section, the first section appears. ...

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