One of the added API features of the new Silverlight 5 PivotViewer is the ability to define a custom detail pane. It is rather simple to replace the style with your own, however, then you are left with the task of implementing several features that you most likely want to keep (like when to show and hide your detail pane).
There are also a few other states and navigation features that would also be nice to keep. We will look at how you can replace the default implementation with the smallest amount of code and keep the functionality that you will want to keep. If you are a bit more hard core and want to know about all of the in’s and out’s of creating your own implementation from scratch, I will address that in a future PivotViewer post.
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Post Contributed by: Kunal Chowdhury
Kunal is the Site Admin and Contributor of Silverlight-Zone. He is a Software Engineer, Microsoft Silverlight MVP, Code Project Mentor and a Code Project MVP. He is also an active Author in SilverlightShow.net and a speaker in various community events. He works on Microsoft Platform and very passionate about Silverlight technology. He started his career in 2007 and achieved various awards during his professional life.
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