The tile view control allows you to create the Windows 8 style view. It has different features such as drag and drop, is touch-enabled, and also provides fully customizable data templates.
Drag to reposition, with great live animations you would have experienced and come to expect in mobile devices. Features: touch-enabled zooming (simply pinch or stretch to interactively zoom the view), maximization and minimization of specific tiles, full support for data binding, templated views.
Minimized items can be positioned in different places such as the left, top, bottom, and right. This can be done by using the minimized items orientation feature. Once a particular item is maximized, the other items will be minimized and shifted to the left, top, right, or bottom of the maximized item based on the orientation that was set.
Once a particular item is maximized, other items inside the tile view control will be minimized. The height and width of the minimized area can be controlled using the minimized items percentage feature.
A tile view item has three states: maximized, minimized, and normal. If a particular item is set to be maximized, that item will display in its maximized state, and other items will be minimized when the control is loaded. The control allows you to rearrange the items according to your needs.
The style of the minimize and maximize buttons on tile view items are easily customizable.
Styles and skins can be applied to the tile view to enhance the appearance of an application. The tile view control has built-in skin support, which includes skins such as Office 2007 Blue, Black, Silver, Office 2003, Blend, Shiny Red, and Shiny Blue.