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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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Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation

Expression Blend 4 contains a feature that is capable of generating the sample data while developing an application. It visualizes the data on which we are working and provides us with an easier way to create an interface for a data-driven application. This feature was added to Blend in version 3.

How to do it...

In this recipe, we'll build a small management screen for the usage of the bank employees. It will show an overview of the bank account owners. We wouldn't want to waste time with the creation of (sample) data, so we'll hand over this task to Blend. The following are the steps we need to follow for the creation of this data:

  1. Open Blend 4 and go to File | New Project.... In the dialog ...

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