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Extending GridView with Drag and Drop for Grouping and Variable Sized Items

The GridView is a great control that can be used in many different ways to display tiled content in your Windows Store apps. If you’ve looked at any WinRT applications lately, or even Microsoft Partner websites, you’ll recognize the popularity of tiles when it comes to UI design in the Windows World. Tiles provide a simple, sleek way to organize a list of items or navigation areas of your application. Perhaps the greatest example of tiled content is the Windows 8 start screen itself. It displays each of your apps in a sizable tile that can be rearranged and grouped to the users’ desire.

January 31, 2013