Monday, June 06, 2011

Windows Phone 7 and the LongListSelector

If you are using a Windows Phone 7 you have probably seen the elegant way that you can navigate across all of your contacts in the People Hub by using a jump list with the first letters of the names. If you are not using WP7 take a look at this YouTube video explaining the concept:

If you want to use something similar yourself in your own Windows Phone 7 apps, you should take a look the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit – one of the tools you will find in there is the LongListSelector – this control allows you to build a grouped list of items (basically you are grouping by first letter of the first name or last name).

Here are some links to get you started:

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