Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Listing 1.

Windows Phone navigation page.

<phone:PhoneApplicationPage x:Class="WindowsPhoneTestApp.MainPage"
                            ...>
 
  <!--LayoutRoot is the root grid where all page content is placed-->
  <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot"
         Background="Transparent">
    <Grid.RowDefinitions>
      <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
      <RowDefinition Height="*" />
    </Grid.RowDefinitions>
 
    <!--TitlePanel contains the name of the application and page title-->
    <StackPanel x:Name="TitlePanel"
                  Grid.Row="0"
                  Margin="12,17,0,28">
      <TextBlock x:Name="ApplicationTitle"
                   Text="WP7 EXPRESS"
                   Style="{StaticResource PhoneTextNormalStyle}" />
      <TextBlock x:Name="PageTitle"
                   Text="item picker"
                   Margin="9,-7,0,0"
                   Style="{StaticResource PhoneTextTitle1Style}" />
    </StackPanel>
 
    <!--ContentPanel - place additional content here-->
    <Grid x:Name="ContentPanel"
           Grid.Row="1"
           Margin="12,0,12,0">
      <ListBox x:Name="xItemListBox" 
                 SelectionChanged="xItemListBox_SelectionChanged">
        <ListBox.ItemTemplate>
          <DataTemplate>
            <StackPanel>
              <TextBlock Text="{Binding Title}"
                           Style="{StaticResource PhoneTextLargeStyle}" />
              <TextBlock Text="{Binding SubTitle}"
                           Style="{StaticResource PhoneTextAccentStyle}" />
            </StackPanel>
          </DataTemplate>
        </ListBox.ItemTemplate>
      </ListBox>                    
    </Grid>
  </Grid>

  <phone:PhoneApplicationPage.ApplicationBar>
    <shell:ApplicationBar IsVisible="True" IsMenuEnabled="True">
      <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/SaveImage.png" Text="Save"/>
      <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/EditImage.png" Text="Edit"/>
      <shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
        <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="About"/>
        <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="Settings"/>
      </shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
    </shell:ApplicationBar>
  </phone:PhoneApplicationPage.ApplicationBar>
</phone:PhoneApplicationPage>

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