CHAPTER 8

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Data Binding

Because if you have a strong foundation like we have, then you can build or rebuild anything on it. But if you’ve got a weak foundation, you can’t build anything.

—Jack Scalia

You’ve learned about the application types available in Windows 8, the controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox, and how to put these elements together to “draw your screen,” but now you have a screen (perhaps even a pretty one, depending on your design skills) that is just an empty shell that does nothing of value. In the next couple of chapters, you will learn how to use one of the most popular features of XAML—its rich binding functionality—to fill ...

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