Detecting right-click on XAML GridView control item

Leaving aside why you would ever want to do this in a touch-centric world, here's how you tell if the right-mouse button has been clicked on a GridView in XAML/WinRT/Metro-style. You have to retrieve a point relative to the UI element you're in, and then query its properties.
        void itemGridView_PointerPressed(object sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            if (e.GetCurrentPoint(this).Properties.IsRightButtonPressed)
            {
                this.BottomAppBar.IsOpen = true;
            }
        }
(The reason why you might want to do this can be explained by looking at any of the built-in Win8 apps. You can right-click any of the items on any list to bring up a context-sensitive AppBar.)
Print | posted on Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:31 AM