I'm looking at "almost-there" feature in XF that would exactly meet my needs if it was offered only slightly differently. Instead of
Page hosted, I need both
TabbedPage to be
View hosted and for their
.Title properties to allow for some basic styling (font size, face, color, etc), like a
<TitleTemplate/>. I've tried jumping off the deep end in
CustomRenderer, but there's nothing to inherit from for this kind of
View (like a
PanningControl or something). Honestly, the current
Page version of these controls have
Bindings set up and ready to go and they're perfect in almost every way, except that they are pages instead of controls.
The compelling reason to have these as controls instead of just
Pages is that often there needs to be a bit more on a page than just the
Tabbed - things above or below it or both. For example, some kind of paging date like "Picture 1 of 7", especially in the case of Tabs/Pivots that run off the screen. Or pips (I believe they are called that - the little round or square buttons you often see at the bottom of a screen, like in Angry Birds). If you're building one of these controls via an ObservableCollection, if you remove a so-called Page from within it, that meta-info can now change, like "Picture 1 of 6". In some cases, you'll want to put a command of Back/Next button in a Toolbar/ActionBar, but sometimes you may want that on page.
So back to the question, is there a formal way to request something in an upcoming version of XF?