#1,000 – Displaying the Contents of a ListBox in a Circle

We can arrange the child elements of a ListBox into a circle by defining a new class that inherits from Panel, as follows:

    public class CircularPanel : Panel
    {
        protected override System.Windows.Size MeasureOverride(System.Windows.Size availableSize)
        {
            foreach (UIElement child in Children)
                child.Measure(new Size(double.PositiveInfinity, double.PositiveInfinity));

            return base.MeasureOverride(availableSize);
        }

        // Arrange stuff in a circle
        protected override System.Windows.Size ArrangeOverride(System.Windows.Size finalSize)
        {
            if (Children.Count > 0)
            {
                // Center & radius of panel
                Point center = new Point(finalSize.Width / 2, finalSize.Height / 2);
                double radius = Math.Min(finalSize.Width, finalSize.Height) / 2.0;
                radius *= 0.8;   // To avoid hitting edges

                // # radians between children
                double angleIncrRadians = 2.0 * Math.PI / Children.Count;

                double angleInRadians = 0.0;

                foreach (UIElement child in Children)
                {
                    Point childPosition = new Point(
                        radius * Math.Cos(angleInRadians) + center.X,
                        radius * Math.Sin(angleInRadians) + center.Y);

                    child.Arrange(new Rect(childPosition, child.DesiredSize));

                    angleInRadians += angleIncrRadians;
                }
            }

            return finalSize;
        }
    }

We can now use this panel as the ItemsPanel for a ListBox.

        <ListBox ItemsSource="{Binding ActorList}">
            <ListBox.ItemsPanel>
                <ItemsPanelTemplate>
                    <local:CircularPanel />
                </ItemsPanelTemplate>
            </ListBox.ItemsPanel>
        </ListBox>

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(Thanks to Jobi Joy for an example of this).