Considering the Designer/Developer Workflow

The ability for XAML–based controls to be extensively styled and templated enables you to radically customize their appearance and permits the creation of visually pleasing applications. User interfaces can be designed that engage users and draw them into the application. However, simply using the Silverlight controls out of the box, on the default white canvas, can lead to a rather plain application, often followed by badly implemented attempts to make it more interesting by developers who may not have the skills to do so effectively. Unfortunately, this process results in many unsightly user interfaces. Silverlight projects can, therefore, greatly benefit from having a designer on board to create ...

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