When writing an app for Ubuntu, it seems I can interchangeably use the ItemSelector or OptionSelector components.

In which situation should I use each one of those? What's their main difference that grants for two separate components?


After having a chat with designers and SDK developers, it seems that the plan moving forward is to deprecate OptionSelector, and in general embedding UbuntuShapes in controls.

I understand that there is no particular reason for having both components, as they have overlapping functionality. So the recommendation is to use ItemSelector for now.

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    Let us not forget the ValueSelector, the first of these components to be deprecated. Apparently redesigning these elements is a lot of fun. – Robert Schroll Nov 6 '14 at 20:02
  • Indeed, I had tried ValueSelector too, but didn't add it here, as it's already got a deprecation notice on the docs. – David Planella Nov 7 '14 at 6:08

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