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Orientation Questions

1. Is there a way to make the app be both orientations - portrait and landscape but force it to start up in landscape mode?


2. My landscape and portrait views use different assets. What is the best way to deal with this? I have about 8 image views, in a container. Should I delete this container everytime the orientation changes and reinitiate it with the different assets/image views each time


Shoudl I keep all the image views and just change the source of the image each time the orientation changes?

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Re: Orientation Questions

yes put the app in Auto-orient in your bar-descriptor.


then you will have to force your first page to only accept Lanscape orientation:


onCreationCompleted: {
        OrientationSupport.supportedDisplayOrientation = SupportedDisplayOrientation.DisplayLandscape;



2) no you can simply change the imageSource property of your ImageView to redirect to the landscape format. Use this code to receives events when the orientation changes: