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Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you took a detailed look at custom control development in WPF. You saw how to build basic user controls and extend existing WPF controls and how to create the WPF gold standard—a template-based lookless control. Finally, you considered custom drawing and how you can use custom-drawn content with a lookless control.

If you're planning to dive deeper into the world of custom control development, you'll find some excellent samples online. One good starting point is the Bag-O-Tricks sample project provided by Kevin Moore (a program manager on the WPF team) at http://wpf.netfx3.com/files/folders/controls/entry8196.aspx. This sample includes a variety of custom controls that range from simple to complex, including date ...

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