This library vs. Silverlight Toolkit gestures

Mar 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM

If I am developing a cross platform app (SL4/SL5/WP7), and wish to have a common gesture library for all platforms, should I be using this library or the GestureService/GestureListener from the Silverlight Toolkit?  What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

I'm mainly interest in flick, pinch, spread, and rotate.

Mar 23, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Hi Jaybo,

I can suggest to try both libraries and pick up the one that fill your needs.

Please note as follow:

  • the MultiTouchBehavior works both on Silverlight 4 and WP7 without modifications;
  • the only supported gestures at the moment are: rotation, scaling, translation and inertia;
  • GestureService/GestureListener works only on WP7 at the moment;
  • the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit contains support for gestures like Tap, Tap & Hold

Hope this helps.


Mar 25, 2011 at 7:21 AM

I've started a question on StackOverflow to get more info on this topic.  See:

Jul 27, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Are you planning on adding the additional Gestures? ( Tap, Hold, Etc. )

And are you following the project?  You guys might want to merge. 



Jul 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Hi pmont,

yes, I'm planning for additional Gestures like Tap, Hold, etc. also using other implementations available in other projects but cannot give you a timeframe at the moment.