Metro Elements Weekly Update 3

The Metro Elements update is a doozy this week with 5 new controls you can start using!

Book Control
With smooth animations and touch support, the book control is an interesting way to display pages of information that feels natural to flip through. Click the image below to see it in action.


CoverFlow Control
This is another fantastic control to put in your Windows 8 store applications that lets the user slide through a collection of items. This control is highly customizable and can virtually handle an infinite number of items.

PromptDecorator Control
The PromptDecorator can be wrapped around various controls such as a TextBox and ComboBox to give your users a handy indication of what they’re expected to input.

PromptDecorator

MonthCalendar Control
The MonthCalendar control displays the days of a particular month in a classic easy to view calendar layout. This control can be used for the user to select a date, or to display information on particular days.

MonthCalendar

UniformGrid layout panel
And last of all, since WinRT doesn’t have one, we’ve provided a UniformGrid layout panel that functions in the same way as the WPF version.

As usual, toolbox icons, samples, documentation and design time support are on their way. While your waiting for these, you can start playing around with the new controls and let us know what you think.

Thank you all who have been giving us feedback and requesting new controls in the forum. If you have any questions about how to use any of the controls available so far, let us know in the forum and we’ll help you out. Also, if you have any control or feature requests, we’d love to hear then in the Think Tank.

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