Windows 10 – Universal Windows Platform – Offset Control

Step 1

Download Visual Studio Community 2015 and install it onto your computer, if it’s already downloaded and installed select Launch to start Visual Studio Community 2015 or if it has already been downloaded and installed then start the application you may also need to Enable your device for development.

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Step 2

Once Visual Studio Community 2015 has started select File, then New, then Project… from the Menu.

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Step 3

From the New Project window select Visual C# from Installed, Templates then select Blank App (Windows Universal) from the list, then type in the Name as OffsetControl and select a Location to save to before selecting Ok to create the Project.

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Step 4

Once done select from the Menu, Project, then Add New Item…

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Step 5

From the Add New Item window select Visual C# from Installed and select Code then select Code File from the list, then type in the Name as OffsetPanel.cs before selecting Add to add the file to the Project

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Step 6

Once in the Code View for RadialPanel.cs the following should be entered:

using System;
using Windows.Foundation;
using Windows.UI.Xaml;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;

namespace OffsetControl
{
    public class OffsetPanel : Panel
    {
        private bool ignorePropertyChange;

        private static void OnMaximumColumnsPropertyChanged(DependencyObject d,
            DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            OffsetPanel source = (OffsetPanel)d;
            int value = (int)e.NewValue;
            if (source.ignorePropertyChange)
            {
                source.ignorePropertyChange = false;
                return;
            }
            if (value < int.MinValue || value > int.MaxValue)
            {
                source.ignorePropertyChange = true;
                source.SetValue(e.Property, (int)e.OldValue);
                throw new ArgumentException("OnMaximumColumnsPropertyChanged InvalidValue", "value");
            }
            source.InvalidateMeasure();
        }

        private static void OnItemHeightOrWidthPropertyChanged(DependencyObject d,
            DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            OffsetPanel source = (OffsetPanel)d;
            double value = (double)e.NewValue;
            if (source.ignorePropertyChange)
            {
                source.ignorePropertyChange = false;
                return;
            }
            if (!double.IsNaN(value) && ((value <= 0.0) || double.IsPositiveInfinity(value)))
            {
                source.ignorePropertyChange = true;
                source.SetValue(e.Property, (double)e.OldValue);
                throw new ArgumentException("OnItemHeightOrWidthPropertyChanged InvalidValue", "value");
            }
            source.InvalidateMeasure();
        }

        public int MaximumColumns
        {
            get { return (int)GetValue(MaximumColumnsProperty); }
            set { SetValue(MaximumColumnsProperty, value); }
        }

        public static readonly DependencyProperty MaximumColumnsProperty =
            DependencyProperty.Register("MaximumColumns", typeof(int), typeof(OffsetPanel),
            new PropertyMetadata(2, OnMaximumColumnsPropertyChanged));

        public double ColumnOffset
        {
            get { return (double)GetValue(ColumnOffsetProperty); }
            set { SetValue(ColumnOffsetProperty, value); }
        }

        public static readonly DependencyProperty ColumnOffsetProperty =
            DependencyProperty.Register("ColumnOffset", typeof(double), typeof(OffsetPanel),
            new PropertyMetadata(10.0, OnItemHeightOrWidthPropertyChanged));

        public double RowOffset
        {
            get { return (double)GetValue(RowOffsetProperty); }
            set { SetValue(RowOffsetProperty, value); }
        }

        public static readonly DependencyProperty RowOffsetProperty =
            DependencyProperty.Register("RowOffset", typeof(double), typeof(OffsetPanel),
            new PropertyMetadata(5.0, OnItemHeightOrWidthPropertyChanged));

        public double SpacingY
        {
            get { return (double)GetValue(SpacingYProperty); }
            set { SetValue(SpacingYProperty, value); }
        }

        public static readonly DependencyProperty SpacingYProperty =
            DependencyProperty.Register("SpacingY", typeof(double), typeof(OffsetPanel),
            new PropertyMetadata(10.0, OnItemHeightOrWidthPropertyChanged));

        public double SpacingX
        {
            get { return (double)GetValue(SpacingXProperty); }
            set { SetValue(SpacingXProperty, value); }
        }

        public static readonly DependencyProperty SpacingXProperty =
            DependencyProperty.Register("SpacingX", typeof(double), typeof(OffsetPanel),
            new PropertyMetadata(10.0, OnItemHeightOrWidthPropertyChanged));

        protected override Size MeasureOverride(Size availableSize)
        {
            double itemWidth = 0.0;
            double itemHeight = 0.0;
            double x = 0;
            double y = 0;
            for (int i = 0; i < Children.Count; i++)
            {
                UIElement element = Children[i];
                element.Measure(availableSize);
                double width = element.DesiredSize.Width + x;
                double height = element.DesiredSize.Height + y;
                if (width > itemWidth) itemWidth = width;
                if (height > itemHeight) itemHeight = height;
                y += SpacingY;
                if ((i + 1) % MaximumColumns == 0)
                {
                    x -= SpacingX * (MaximumColumns - 1);
                    x += RowOffset;
                    y += ColumnOffset;
                }
                else
                {
                    x += SpacingX;
                }
            }
            return new Size(itemWidth, itemHeight);
        }
        protected override Size ArrangeOverride(Size finalSize)
        {
            double x = 0;
            double y = 0;
            for (int i = 0; i < Children.Count; i++)
            {
                UIElement element = Children[i];
                element.Arrange(new Rect(new Point(x, y),
                    element.DesiredSize));
                y += SpacingY;
                if ((i + 1) % MaximumColumns == 0)
                {
                    x -= SpacingX * (MaximumColumns - 1);
                    x += RowOffset;
                    y += ColumnOffset;
                }
                else
                {
                    x += SpacingX;
                }
            }
            return finalSize;
        }
    }
}

It should then appear as such:

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Step 7

Then select from the Menu, Build, then Build Solution

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Step 8

From the Solution Explorer select MainPage.xaml

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Step 9

Select from the Menu, View then Designer

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Step 10

The Design View will be displayed along with the XAML View and in this below <Grid Background=”{ThemeResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}”> enter the following XAML:

<local:OffsetPanel SpacingX="50" SpacingY="20" 
	MaximumColumns="5" Height="300" Width="300">
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Black"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Gray"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Red"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Orange"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Yellow"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Green"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Cyan"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Blue"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Magenta"/>
	<Rectangle Width="75" Height="75" Fill="Purple"/>
</local:OffsetPanel>

It should appear as such:

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Step 11

That completes the Universal Windows Application so Save the Project then select the Debug and Simulator option to run the Application

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Step 12

Once the Simulator has started the Application should then appear displaying the Offset Control in the Application

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Step 13

To Exit the application select Stop Debugging in Visual Studio Community 2015

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Step 14

Another option is to run as a Windows 10 Mobile application, select Debug and select Emulator 10.0.10586.0 WVGA 4 inch 512MB option to run the Application

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Step 15

Once the Emulator has started the Application should then appear displaying the Offset Control in the Application

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Step 16

To Exit the application select Stop Debugging in Visual Studio Community 2015

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