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Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Debugging data binding expressions in Visual Studio

Applies to Silverlight 5 (after installation of Silverlight 5 tools, will also work on Silverlight 4 projects)

While data binding is one of, if not the most powerful features in Silverlight, data binding statements can be quite difficult to write. Since data binding is mostly written in XAML, we have limited IntelliSense support. A single typo will break the entire data binding statement, however we won't be notified about it at compile time. On top of that, most data binding errors aren't bubbling to the surface by default (the data binding engine is quite a forgiving piece of software), so finding errors is not straightforward. We're also limited in the options we have to fix errors, since ...

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