Pivot Control Suggestion

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  1. Scott
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    Jun 2008

    Posted 05 May 2011 Link to this post

    I have a suggestion of a new control.  I am building my first app that I want to get into the WinPhone marketplace and I'm taking advantage of the Pivot control that is part of the toolkit.  When I first heard of the Pivot control, I had a vision of how I thought this control would work.  I think of Pivoting data as having one datasource and then pivoting that data on different attributes.  For example, if you were building an app for a car dealer, you might have a list of available cars.  Well, in order to help sort and find cars, you could introduce a pivot control.  My expectation is that I would need to bind the pivot control once to my cars datasource and then tell it that I want to pivot that data on color, make, model and so forth and it would take care of the heavy lifting for me.

    Ideally, for the situation I listed above, it could integrate the jumplist control and have the group headers be sorted on the property that we are pivoting on.  Imagine from an MVVM app, you could expose just one property called "Cars" and another one called "PivotProperties" or something and then you end up with a nice UI control that gives a nice jumplist with a swipe filter.

    This might be too narrowly focused though.. Maybe what the pivot should do is take my one datasource (Cars) and then expose many data sources based on the pivot criteria so that you are not limited to just the jumplist.

  2. Deyan
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    Posted 11 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Scott,

    Thanks for contacting us and for your feedback.

    Indeed, your suggestion is an interesting one and we can consider implementing such control for one of our next releases. However, currently we do not have any plans regarding this and I cannot give you an exact time frame when we will implement it.

    Thanks again for sharing your idea with us.

    Regards,
    Deyan
    the Telerik team
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