Vertically scrolling content in a horizontal FlipView


  • Is having a vertically scrolling item template in horizontal FlipView a supported scenario?

    I have implemented this and most of the time it works correctly but occasionally I run into the problem when trying to swipe right or left, the gesture isn't handled correctly resulting in the content jittering vertically and horizontally. Since I have no access to a real Windows 8 tablet and have to rely on the basic touch support of the emulator, I don't know if this is really an issue or a glitch of the emulator.


    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:55 PM


  • Hi,

    From my experience, this is unavoidable. When you swipe horizontally, both the horizontal scrolling behavior and the navigation behavior may happen. Usually if your finger moves fast, it will be interpreted as navigation, while if your finger moves slowly, it will be interpreted as scrolling. The same happens in IE when the page can be horizontally scrolled. If you think this may confuse users, you can use vertical scrolling, which wouldn't have any confliction with another behavior.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu.

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    Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:32 PM