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SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight by Matt Jackson, Paul Stubbs, Bob German

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6. Expression Blend, Data Binding, and Sample Data

EXPRESSION BLEND IS AN INTEGRATED development environment for designers who want to create Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight, and Windows Phone applications. In this case think of IDE as Interactive Design Environment. Blend’s power comes from the rich declarative designers that allow developers to build entire applications without writing any code. Using just XAML and other components, designers can build visually stunning applications. Then designers can wire up functionality declaratively using Behaviors. Later in this chapter you learn how to use Behaviors and how to create your own custom Behaviors. As amazing as Blend is for designers, the real power of Blend comes from ...

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