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Essential Silverlight 3 by Ashraf Michail

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10. Data Binding

ONE COMMON PROBLEM in Web applications is connecting data, such as an XML result from a server query to the display of an application. Manually writing code to convert XML data to a displayable format can be cumbersome and does not provide an easy way for designers to customize the data display.

To automatically connect and synchronize data with your user interface, Silverlight offers data-binding features. With Silverlight, designers can customize the data display without changing the underlying code.

In particular, in this chapter, you will learn the following:

• The data-binding design principles for Silverlight

• How to connect and synchronize data with your application user interface

• How the data-binding system works ...

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