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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 3. An Introduction to Data Binding

Note

An Introduction to Data BindingThis chapter is taken from Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook (Chapter 2) by Gill Cleeren, Kevin Dockx.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Displaying data in Silverlight applications
  • Creating dynamic bindings
  • Binding data to another UI element
  • Binding collections to UI elements
  • Enabling a Silverlight application to automatically update its UI
  • Obtaining data from any UI element it is bound to
  • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
  • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
  • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation

Introduction

Data binding allows us to build data-driven applications ...

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