Join Scott Peterson for an in-depth discussion in this video Universal Windows Platform controls and patterns, part of Developing UWP Apps: 2 Basic Controls and Patterns.
- [Instructor] The Universal Windows Platform provides almost 50 controls out of the box. We're not just talking about simple controls like a button or a text box or a label. Some of the controls that are provided in the Universal Windows Platform are quite powerful and quite complex and most of the controls have been designed based on decades of user feedback and industry standards. Another great thing about the controls provided in the Universal Windows Platform, is that they can be edited, updated, tweaked, or even combined, into other controls.
In fact, it's hard to imagine, at this point, any scenario you would have in a typical user experience that couldn't be handled cleanly and simply by one of the out of the box controls. Since the Universal Windows Platform control model is based on XAML concepts, this also gives us the ability to do some really great things like combining controls into other controls and nesting controls within other controls. This concept is typically referred to as patterning. A great example is that a navigation bar may start with a split view control and contain a list view or a grid view or other buttons or hyperlinks within it, in order to form your navigation experience.
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