Chapter 5. Controls

If you are a presentation layer developer or designer, we probably do not need to tell you how important controls can be in building good-quality user interfaces efficiently and using a modular approach. To that end, any good-quality UI development framework comes with a comprehensive library of controls, and Silverlight is no exception. Starting with basic controls like Button, RadioButton, and CheckBox, to more advanced controls like Calendar and DataGrid, Silverlight offers a fairly wide set to choose from. Most of the Silverlight controls are found in the System.Windows. Controls namespace and are distributed across a few assemblies, including System.Windows.dll, System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll, and System.Windows.Controls.Extended.dll.System.Windows. ...

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