TAG: layout transform

LayoutTransform in Windows Phone 8

I wrote about LayoutTransform back when I needed it for Windows 8 XAML development. I modified the existing Silverlight Toolkit code to work with Windows 8 and it was great. Now a lot of people are asking the same question over and over again on StackOverflow - where's LayoutTransform in Windows Phone Toolkit? Here's an example of that questions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20663740/layouttransform-not-in-windows-phone-toolkit And I've seen another 2-3 in the last 2-3 weeks. Well,…

How to set vertical title in Windows 8 GridView items

One of the issues when it comes to space and properly designing a GridView on devices with 768 pixels of height is the fact that the title of each GridView item can often take just the amount of space on the top that you need to fit all your data. Considering the fact that the GridView is predefined to scroll horizontally and that in landscape orientation you get more space horizontally, why not put the title…

Layout transform in Windows 8 WinRT XAML

Layout transform is an interesting concept in XAML development. This of course includes WPF, Silverlight, Silverlight for Windows Phone, WinRT XAML. It is often a nice feature (let’s call it a design feature) to have your text rotated 90 degrees to save vertical space. This is especially true on Windows 8 devices where the standard layout includes more horizontal than vertical space. Usually, one would try to use render transform and rotation, but that doesn’…

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