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Managing Data and Media in Microsoft Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books by Todd Snyder, Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren, Gastón C. Hillar

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Chapter 1. Layouts and General Content Organization

Note

Layouts and General Content Organization This chapter is taken from Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook (Chapter 1) by Vibor Cipan.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Liquid versus fixed layouts
  • Navigation pane and how to create one from scratch
  • Window management and positioning
  • Wizards
  • Progressive disclosure—showing additional controls on demand
  • Control docking with Dock Panel
  • Journal navigation
  • Tabs
  • Status bar area

Introduction

Before we start building any application, regardless of being a web application built with Silverlight or a typical desktop application built with Windows Presentation Foundation, we will be faced with making some very ...

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