Limitations in number of items in the ApplicationBar

29 Jun

During a Windows Phone 7 course a few weeks ago I was asked about limitations in the ApplicationBar for Windows Phone 7 applications. I mentioned my thoughts on the overall design of the ApplicationBar – e.g. the missing possibilities of sharing an ApplicationBar between pages (there are some workarounds!).

The student asked about any limitations in the number of items – to be honest I did not know the precise answer. I quickly discovered that the limitation is 4 items. If you try to add more items then 4 items you will get a warning in design time and XamlParseException at runtime (inner exceptions is “Too many items in list”).

by xamlgeek 
@xamlgeek

One Response to “Limitations in number of items in the ApplicationBar”

  1. Bart June 30, 2011 at 14:40 #

    Another limitation, not the number of items, is binding. If you need language specific interface you cannot bind labels to the text property of the menu item.

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