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    Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    Hi Friends,

    I was going through the new Windows Phone 8 features.
    In User Interface section I see some like this.
    In Windows Phone 8, Pivot and Panorama controls have been removed from the SDK and are now located in the phone’s read-only memory (ROM). This way your app can use a separate native input thread, which means a significant increase in the input responsiveness of these controls. The working set memory of the Panorama control also has been reduced.
    What does this mean, does Wp8 SDK have no Pivot and Panorama controls that we get as a project template in Wp7 SDK? I have not used wp8 SDK yet, so it would be nice if any one could put some light on it.


    Thanks
    Somnath

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    I used Pivot in my WP8 project and heard others using Panorama, so they should be in the SDK as usual.

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    You quoted the complete paragraph, and it tries to explain what it means in the second part: apparently these controls were powered by generated code, provided by the SDK (and as such, packed into your application). With WP8 the controls are powered by code residing in the ROM.

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard_hu_ View Post
    You quoted the complete paragraph, and it tries to explain what it means in the second part: apparently these controls were powered by generated code, provided by the SDK (and as such, packed into your application). With WP8 the controls are powered by code residing in the ROM.
    I also understand more or less the same.

    Basically what they seem to have done is to move the controls from the user controls library used by the the SDK to native OS component. By doing so they were able to optimize it and make it load faster and more responsive. At bteh same time this seems to have allowed them to have it rendered on a separate thread than your app UI, making it more responsive.

    And from what I've seen they made all this without you even noticing it. So yet the controls are still there for your use, but they are now working closer to the metal

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    Thanks friends, I got it now

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    Quote Originally Posted by somnathbanik View Post
    Thanks friends, I got it now
    Errr... ok. Sorry I can't help more. When I get a device, I'll see if I can help more

    Anyone else here with a Lumia 920 / 820 managed to deploy to the phones?

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    If I understand, now Pivot and Panorama are natively implemented. So.... more optimized.

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    The Panorama, Pivot and LongListSelector controls, which were previously available in libraries outside of the base ROM are now included in the platform.

    They are available on a different assembly so simply put it ( Microsoft.Phone )

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    Re: Windows Phone 8 Pivot and Panorama controls

    Please, when replying to old discussions, make sure to say something new...

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