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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Introduction to the Pivot Control

The Pivot may be regarded as the tab control for the phone. The control places individual views horizontally next to each other and manages left and right navigation. Flicking or panning horizontally on the page cycles between pivot items.

Unlike the Panorama, where content may exceed screen boundaries, Pivot content is confined to the screen’s width. Where the Panorama displays a few pixels of content of the next section, the Pivot does not, but instead relies on section titles to give the user an indication of neighboring sections.

The Pivot is designed to represent data or items of a similar type. For example, a Pivot can be used as activities for similar content around the same task flow. A good example of ...

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