I spend a bit of time on the Silverlight forums and I’ve noticed a trend recently. A number of people are trying to get the ListBox to behave like something other than a ListBox. Most often I find it when someone is trying to handle mouse effects for items in a DataTemplate in a ListBox. What’s interesting about that is that many are surprised by the neat little ItemsControl control.
For example, here I have a small little Silverlight app that shows some XBox games in a scrollable horizontal list: