Jason Dolinger wrote:
> Starting to get into even messier questions now... Is it possible to
> have multiple layers of layout going on in the application? Let's say
> that I'm using a grid layout to neatly and symmetrically define a
> number of controls and elements. On top of that, I wish to randomly
> scattered some other overlayed things on top. That second layer
> really doesn't fit into the idea of a grid layout as it is somewhat
> irregular, what I really need is to manage the arrangement of those
> myself, which would lend itself to an canvas.
> So given that scenario, can you give a window both a grid layout and a
> canvas layout, and put different controls/visuals into the different
> layers? Or perhaps the answer is using the canvas for the base
> layout, and then nesting a full window sized grid within that canvas.
> Any thoughts?
A Grid supports multiple layers within the same cell, so what you would do
is something like this:
<Grid><!-- this is the grid you talk about for structured layout --></Grid>
<Canvas><!-- this is the canvas you talk about for positioned layout
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