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Q&A #44 – Where is ListBox in Windows Phone 8 SDK ?

When developing Windows Phone 8 app , one would have noticed that the ListBox control is no longer shown in the toolbox of Visual Studio .

Where is ListBox in Windows Phone 8 SDK ?

The ListBox is actually deprecated and the LongListSelector is the preferred control for displaying flat list or grouped list and hence the ListBox is not shown in the toolbox of Visual Studio.

 

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.