Assets panel (Windows Phone)

The Assets panel lists all of the controls that are available in your Windows Phone project in Blend for Visual Studio 2012. In addition, the most recently used controls appear in the Tools panel.

You can open the Assets panel by clicking the Assets icon at the bottom of the Tools panel, or by clicking Assets on the Window menu.

The Assets panel

Search box Filter the list of assets by typing in the Search box.

Grid mode and List mode Switch between the Grid mode view and the List mode view of assets.

Assets categories Click a category or subcategory to view the list of assets in that category.

All Select to show all available controls.

Styles Select to show all the styles you have created for the current document or Windows Phone application.

Category description View a description of the category or subcategory selected in the Assets panel.


You can quickly add a control to the artboard by doing one of the following: With a category or subcategory selected, click one of the items in the list, and then use your pointer to draw the object on the artboard. With a category or subcategory selected, double-click one of the items in the list to insert a new object into the active layout panel. With a category or subcategory selected, drag one of the items from the list onto the artboard.