Chapter 18. Creating a Custom Control

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When you first start using Expression Blend and the WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) through Visual Studio, there are a few notable controls and or elements missing from the collection—ones that developers in particular were used to having. The DataGrid is not there, and there are no date and or calendar controls either. What really ate me was the fact that a particular piece of functionality that developers had been wanting for a long time, functionality that was added to .NET 2.0, is not implemented in the .NET Framework 3.0/3.5. This very simple functionality was the ability to ...

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