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Pivot control to navigate pages in a Universal Windows Platform app

Pivot control with its tabs helps you in navigating between items which can be content panes. Each item has a header to provide the text for the tab. The Pivot has a title and is the container of PivotItems.

The following 3 images show the navigation between three items.

In this app, the Pivot title is: Navigating with Pivot. The first PivotItem header is 'Home', the second PivotItem's header reads 'English' and the third PivotItem's header is 'Spanish'.

I have some text in English in the PivotItem with header 'English' and similarly a translation of the English text to Spanish in the PivotItem for Spanish. You can go from one page to the other easily. The images are from a deployment to a Lumia 950 phone.

Home is the first PivotItem in the app:

 Now navigated to English

Now navigated to the 'Spanish'

Now the code is very simple and uses only XAML statements

Here is the MainPage.xaml:

Note: Although this page does not throw an error. It builds, deploys and runs without an error but the Hyperlink in the first PivotItem is not active, although showing up as a hyperlink (underline and all!).
I am checking on this one. It is interesting to note that Hyperlink is not a control in the XAML tool set.

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.