Hosting Multiple Application Bars with the Pivot

Particular PivotItems within your Pivot may require differing capabilities with separate sets of application bar menu items and buttons. The ability to associate a different application bar with each PivotItem is not natively supported by the Windows Phone FCL. You can, however, achieve this by using the custom AppBar control (discussed in Chapter 8, “Taming the Application Bar”).

This section looks at the relevant changes made to the AppBar that have been made to support this capability, and then at an example of creating a page containing a Pivot, whose items each contain an independent application bar that is swapped into place when the PivotItem becomes active.

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