Appendix B. Creating a Bullet Graph User Control

In the Appendix, you will be shown how to create a custom bullet graph user control from scratch using Expression Blend 4 and Silverlight.

First, I'll introduce the bullet graph data visualization as an alternative presentation of KPI (Key Performance Indicator) data. I will cover the bullet graph control components as well as how it compares to traditional gauge data visualizations.

The second part of this chapter is devoted to creating a specification for the bullet graph control. This specification will include what functionality, properties, and design approaches will be used. Detailed concepts like fluid layouts and dependency properties will be introduced in the implementation part of the chapter. ...

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