This sample demonstrates how to use the GridView and ListView controls for Windows Runtime apps on Windows and Windows Phone. For Windows, it includes performance enhancements introduced in Windows 8.1.

Note  This sample was created using one of the universal app templates available in Visual Studio. It shows how its solution is structured so it can run on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. For more info about how to build apps that target Windows and Windows Phone with Visual Studio, see Build apps that target Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 by using Visual Studio.

Specifically, this sample covers:

This sample is written in XAML. For the HTML version, see the ListView basic usage sample (HTML).

To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8.1, go to Windows 8.1.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, go to Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.

Note  For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Related topics

Roadmap for C# and Visual Basic
Windows 8 app samples
XAML GridView grouping and SemanticZoom sample
XAML ListView and GridView customizing interactivity sample
QuickStart: adding ListView and GridView controls

Operating system requirements

Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Phone 8.1

Build the sample

  1. Start Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory to which you unzipped the sample. Then go to the subdirectory named for the sample and double-click the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Follow the steps for the version of the sample you want:
    • To build the Windows version of the sample:

      1. Select ListViewSimple.Windows in Solution Explorer.
      2. Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or use Build > Build Solution, or use Build > Build ListViewSimple.Windows.
    • To build the Windows Phone version of the sample:

      1. Select ListViewSimple.WindowsPhone in Solution Explorer.
      2. Press Ctrl+Shift+B or use Build > Build Solution or use Build > Build ListViewSimple.WindowsPhone.

Run the sample

The next steps depend on whether you just want to deploy the sample or you want to both deploy and run it.

Deploying the sample

Deploying and running the sample