I just wanted to jump on the NUI bandwagon while it’s still the cool new thing!
😉 This post is actually about supporting a very specific natural user interaction within an Items Control.
which is, incidentally, achieved using a Drop Shadow Effect in the new effects pipeline.) Even in the new pipeline, Drop Shadow Effect is a rather expensive effect because it requires multiple passes.
The Loop Panel sample is very simple and is therefore not impacted much by the use of Drop Shadow Effect.
This post also includes a simple demo showing how the Loop Panel can be used as the items host of a custom List Box class.