The previous chapter provided an overview of Visual Studio 2010, one of the primary tools used in developing Silverlight applications. In this chapter, you are going to start to dive into some Silverlight development by looking at the layout management controls.
As you have learned, Silverlight applications consist of a number of Silverlight objects that are defined by XAML. Layout management involves describing the way that these objects are arranged in your application. Silverlight includes five layout management controls:
Canvas, StackPanel, Grid, WrapPanel, and
DockPanel. You will take a look at each of these in-depth. By the end of this chapter, you should have a good understanding of when to use ...