OrbitView XAML Control

The OrbitView control provides a new control, inherited from the ItemsControl. All items are arranged in circle around a center element

OrbitViewDataItem is a helper class used for specifying size and distance of each item of the OrbitView. To work properly, the ItemSource of the OrbitView should be set to en IEnumerable<OrbitViewDataItem>. Objects extending OrbitViewDataItem will also work. Alternatively, OrbitViewDataItem has the Item object property that can be used to store additional objects and properties.

Syntax

<Page ...
     xmlns:controls="using:Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls"/>

<controls:OrbitView OrbitsEnabled="True" AnchorsEnabled="False" 
                    IsItemClickEnabled="True" MinItemSize="20" 
                    MaxItemSize="60" AnchorColor="Gray" OrbitColor="Gray">
    <controls:OrbitView.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate>
            <controls:DropShadowPanel/>
        </DataTemplate>
    </controls:OrbitView.ItemTemplate>
    <controls:OrbitView.ItemsSource>
        <controls:OrbitViewDataItemCollection>
            <controls:OrbitViewDataItem />
        </controls:OrbitViewDataItemCollection>
    </controls:OrbitView.ItemsSource>
    <controls:OrbitView.CenterContent>
        <Grid>
            <!-- OrbitView Center Content -->
        </Grid>
    </controls:OrbitView.CenterContent>
</controls:OrbitView>

Sample Output

OrbitView Overview

Properties

OrbitView Properties

Property Type Description
AnchorColor Brush Gets or sets a value indicating the color of anchors
AnchorsEnabled bool Gets or sets a value indicating whether anchors are enabled
AnchorThickness double Gets or sets a value indicating the thickness of the anchors
CenterContent object Gets or sets a value representing the center element
IsItemClickEnabled bool Gets or sets a value indicating whether elements are clickable
MaxItemSize double Gets or sets a value indicating the maximum size of items
MinItemSize double Gets or sets a value indicating the minimum size of items Note: for this property to work, Data Context must be derived from OrbitViewItems and Diameter must be between 0 and 1
OrbitColor Brush Gets or sets a value indicating the color of orbits
OrbitDashArray DoubleCollection Gets or sets a value indicating the dash array for the orbit
OrbitsEnabled bool Gets or sets a value indicating whether orbits are enabled or not
OrbitThickness double Gets or sets a value indicating the thickness of the orbits

Important

For MaxItemSize and MinItemSize property to work, Data Context must be derived from OrbitViewItems and Diameter must be between 0 and 1

OrbitViewDataItem Properties

Property Type Description
Diameter double Gets or sets a value indicating the diameter of the item. Expected value betweeen 0 and 1
Distance double Gets or sets a value indicating the distance from the center. Expected value betweeen 0 and 1
Image ImageSource Gets or sets a value indicating the image of the item
Item object Gets or sets a value of an object that can be used to store model data
Label string Gets or sets a value indicating the name of the item. Used for AutomationProperties

Events

OrbitView Events

Events Description
ItemClick Raised when an item has been clicked or activated with keyboard/controller

Important

IsItemClickedEnabled should be true for this event to work

Examples

The following sample demonstrates how to add OrbitView Control.

<controls:OrbitView OrbitsEnabled="True" AnchorsEnabled="False" 
                    IsItemClickEnabled="True" MinItemSize="20" 
                    MaxItemSize="60" AnchorColor="Gray" OrbitColor="Gray">
  <controls:OrbitView.ItemTemplate>
    <DataTemplate x:DataType="controls:OrbitViewDataItem">
      <controls:DropShadowPanel Color="Black" BlurRadius="20" VerticalContentAlignment="Stretch" HorizontalContentAlignment="Stretch">
        <Ellipse >
          <Ellipse.Fill>
            <ImageBrush ImageSource="{x:Bind Image}"></ImageBrush>
          </Ellipse.Fill>
        </Ellipse>
      </controls:DropShadowPanel>
    </DataTemplate>
  </controls:OrbitView.ItemTemplate>

  <controls:OrbitView.ItemsSource>
    <controls:OrbitViewDataItemCollection>
      <controls:OrbitViewDataItem Image="ms-appx:///Assets/People/shen.png" Distance="0.1" Label="Shen" Diameter="0.2"></controls:OrbitViewDataItem>
      <controls:OrbitViewDataItem Image="ms-appx:///Assets/People/david.png" Distance="0.2" Label="David" Diameter="0.5"></controls:OrbitViewDataItem>
      <controls:OrbitViewDataItem Image="ms-appx:///Assets/People/petri.png" Distance="0.4" Label="Petri" Diameter="0.6"></controls:OrbitViewDataItem>
      <controls:OrbitViewDataItem Image="ms-appx:///Assets/People/vlad.png" Distance="0.8" Label="Vlad" Diameter="0.8"></controls:OrbitViewDataItem>
    </controls:OrbitViewDataItemCollection>
  </controls:OrbitView.ItemsSource>

  <controls:OrbitView.CenterContent>
    <Grid>
      <controls:DropShadowPanel>
        <Ellipse Fill="White" Height="105" Width="105" Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="2"></Ellipse>
      </controls:DropShadowPanel>
      <Ellipse Height="100" Width="100" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center">
        <Ellipse.Fill>
          <ImageBrush ImageSource="ms-appx:///Assets/People/nikola.png"></ImageBrush>
        </Ellipse.Fill>
      </Ellipse>
    </Grid>
  </controls:OrbitView.CenterContent>
</controls:OrbitView>

Sample Code

Carousel Sample Page Source. You can see this in action in Windows Community Toolkit Sample App.

Default Template

OrbitView XAML File is the XAML template used in the toolkit for the default styling.

Requirements

Device family Universal, 10.0.15063.0 or higher
Namespace Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls
NuGet package Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls

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