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Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook by Vibor Cipan

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Adding a status bar area

The area at the bottom of the primary application window can be used for a status bar control that is suited for displaying the current state of the window and accompanying actions, background tasks, or some other contextual information.

In this recipe, I will demonstrate how to add the StatusBar control to our WPF application and share some guidelines regarding the implementation and usage of this pattern.

Getting ready

Start your Expression Blend 4 and then select New project... From the dialog that appears, select WPF and then WPF Application. Make sure that Language is set to C# and Version is 4.0. At the end hit OK..

How to do it...

  1. Once your new WPF project has been created, you should notice that under the Objects ...

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