Walkthrough: Reordering items in a GridView with Drag and Drop

imageSo, you have some data showing in a GridView. You have ordered it programmatically. Now, you want to let the user reorder it, manually, by dragging and dropping GridView items anywhere they want. Is it easy? It sure is.

GridView inherits from ListViewBase, which ultimately inherits from ItemsControl – the core repeater for the XAML framework. GridView is a horizontally-oriented data presenter that is, easily, the most common control used in Windows Store Apps on Windows 8. It gives a lot of functionality to developer right out-of-the-box. This includes grouping, selection, animations, and reordering.

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