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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you saw how to use styles to reuse formatting settings with elements. You also considered how can use behaviors to develop tidy packages of user interface functionality, which can then be wired up to any element. Both tools give you a way to make more intelligent, maintainable user interfaces—ones that centralize formatting details and complex logic rather than forcing you to distribute it throughout your application and repeat it many times over.

In the next chapter, you'll continue learning how to make smart user interfaces with two still more powerful features: control templates and custom controls.

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