7. Layout

THIS CHAPTER DESCRIBES how to use the layout system to automatically size and position elements in your application. In particular, this chapter discusses the following:

• The Silverlight layout design principles

• How to use the Canvas, StackPanel, Grid, and Border elements

• How to build custom layout elements

• How the layout system works “under the hood”

Layout Principles

The layout system determines the size and position of the elements in your application. The design goals include

• Automatic sizing and positioning of graphical elements and controls in your application

• Automatic response to display area size changes—for example, by resizing the browser window

• Providing a resolution-independent layout that will have the same ...

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