Disabling Navigation Flicks in WPF

I am currently working on a multi-touch application using WPF.  One thing that has been irritating me with this development is an automatic navigation forward/back command that is bound to forward and backwards flicks.  Many of my touch-based interactions were being thwarted by gestures picked up by WPF as navigation.  I just wanted to disable this behavior.

My programmatic back/forward calls are not affected by this change, which is nice.  Here is how I did it:  In my main window, I added the following command bindings:

    <CommandBinding Command="NavigationCommands.BrowseBack" Executed="DoNothing" />
    <CommandBinding Command="NavigationCommands.BrowseForward" Executed="DoNothing" />

Then, the DoNothing method in the code-behind does nothing:

private void DoNothing(object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e) { }

There may be a better way to do this, but I haven’t found one.

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One Response to “Disabling Navigation Flicks in WPF”

  1. chris says:

    Exactly the solution I was seeking thanks

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