One of the nice features of Windows Phone 7 is the shortcut or the Application bar . ApplicationBar is like a Menu that is built into the WP7 and provides a consistent look and feel to the Applications .
The Applicationbar can contain
- Icon Buttons
- The ellipsis that can help to expand and collapse the application bar
- Menu Item – you can also add a menu item
Note that You can only have 4 icon buttons.
Adding an application bar in Visual Studio 2010 is very simple .
When you create a new project , just open the MainPage.XAML file , and look for the following commented code at the end
<!--Sample code showing usage of ApplicationBar-->
<shell:ApplicationBar IsVisible="True" IsMenuEnabled="True">