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FlipView in Windows Store Apps Using JavaScript

By Deepak Middha on Sep 25, 2012
In this article I describe the use of FlipView controls to show Images in Windows Store Apps using JavaScript.


In this article I describe how to use FlipView controls in Windows Store Apps using JavaScript. You can use a FlipView control to provide an option to see various images. I  assume that you can develop a simple Windows Store App using JavaScript; for help with that visit Simple Windows Store Apps using JavaScript.

To start the creation of the app, add two JavaScript files by right-clicking on the js folder in Solution Explorer and give an appropriate name; here I give the names imgdata.js and script1.js respectively. The imgdata.js file contains the references of the images. Now add one HTML page by right-clicking on the name of your project in the Solution Explorer and give an appropriate name; I use page.html.

Now put the images in the image folder and right-click on the image folder then select add > existing item then select the image folder and select images and then ok.


Write the following code in default.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>



    <meta charset="utf-8" />

    <title>Example of flipview using JavaScript</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="//Microsoft.WinJS.1.0/css/ui-light.css" />

    <script src="//Microsoft.WinJS.1.0/js/base.js"></script>

    <script src="//Microsoft.WinJS.1.0/js/ui.js"></script>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="/sample-utils/sample-utils.css" />

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/default.css" />

    <script src="script1.js"></script>

    <script src="/js/default.js"></script>


<body role="application" style="background-color: chocolate">

    <center><div id="rootGrid">       

        <div id="content">

            <h1 id="featureLabel"></h1>

            <div id="contentHost"></div>





Write the following code in default.js:

(function () {

    "use strict";

    var sampleTitle = "";

    var pages = [

        { url: "page.html" }


    function activated(eventObject) {

        if (eventObject.detail.kind === Windows.ApplicationModel.Activation.ActivationKind.launch) {

            eventObject.setPromise(WinJS.UI.processAll().then(function () {

                var url = WinJS.Application.sessionState.lastUrl || pages[0].url;

                return WinJS.Navigation.navigate(url);




    WinJS.Navigation.addEventListener("navigated", function (eventObject) {

        var url = eventObject.detail.location;

        var host = document.getElementById("contentHost");

        host.winControl && host.winControl.unload && host.winControl.unload();


        eventObject.detail.setPromise(WinJS.UI.Pages.render(url, host, eventObject.detail.state).then(function () {

            WinJS.Application.sessionState.lastUrl = url;



    WinJS.Namespace.define("Apps", {

        sampleTitle: sampleTitle,

        pages: pages


    WinJS.Application.addEventListener("activated", activated, false);



Write the following code in page.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>




    <script src="/js/imgdata.js"></script>

    <script src="/js/simpleflipview.js"></script>



        <div id="simple_ItemTemplate" data-win-control="WinJS.Binding.Template" style="display: none">

            <div class="overlaidItemTemplate">

                <img class="image" data-win-bind="src: picture; alt: title" />

                <div class="overlay">

                    <h2 class="ItemTitle" data-win-bind="innerText: title"></h2>




        <div id="simple_FlipView" class="flipView"


            data-win-options="{ itemDataSource: imgdata.bindingList.dataSource, itemTemplate: simple_ItemTemplate }" style="width:350px " >





Write the following code in script1.js:

(function () {

    var pageOutput = WinJS.Class.define(

        function (element, options) {

            element.winControl = this;

            this.element = element;

            new WinJS.Utilities.QueryCollection(element)

                        .setAttribute("role", "region")

                        .setAttribute("aria-labelledby", "outputLabel")

                        .setAttribute("aria-live", "assertive");

   = "output";



        }, {

            _addOutputLabel: function (element) {

                var label = document.createElement("h2");

       = "outputLabel";

                label.textContent = "Output";

                element.parentNode.insertBefore(label, element);


            _addStatusOutput: function (element) {

                var statusDiv = document.createElement("div");

       = "statusMessage";

                element.insertBefore(statusDiv, element.childNodes[0]);




    var currentpageUrl = null;

    WinJS.Navigation.addEventListener("navigating", function (evt) {

        currentpageUrl = evt.detail.location;


    WinJS.log = function (message, tag, type) {

        var statusDiv = document.getElementById("statusMessage");


    function activated(e) {

        WinJS.Utilities.query("#featureLabel")[0].textContent = Apps.sampleTitle;


    WinJS.Application.addEventListener("activated", activated, false);

    WinJS.Namespace.define("Apps", {

        pageOutput: pageOutput




Write the following code in imgdata.js:

(function () {

    "use strict";

    var array = [

        { type: "item", title: "1rst img", picture: "images/1.jpg" },

        { type: "item", title: "2nd img", picture: "images/2.jpg" },

        { type: "item", title: "3rd img", picture: "images/3.jpg" },

        { type: "item", title: "4th img", picture: "images/4.jpg" },

        { type: "item", title: "5th img", picture: "images/5.jpg" },

        { type: "item", title: "6th img", picture: "images/6.jpg" }


    var bindingList = new WinJS.Binding.List(array);

    WinJS.Namespace.define("imgdata", {

        bindingList: bindingList,

        array: array


    var e = imgdata.bindingList.dataSource;






In this article I described how to show images using a FlipView in Windows Store Apps using JavaScript. I hope this article would have helped you in understanding this topic. Please share it if you know more about this, your feedback and constructive contributions are welcome.