Chapter 29. Navigation


This chapter covers
  • Browser navigation
  • The Navigation Application template
  • Navigation with out-of-browser applications


When you first created a Silverlight 2 application, you ended up with a project that contained a single white main page, probably sized at 300 x 400, depending on the template you used. There was no guidance for structuring your application or how to move from page to page. Unlike HTML pages, WPF, or Windows Forms, the navigation structure wasn’t something intuitive, building on a decade or more of knowledge and established patterns. Instead, most new Silverlight developers were left staring at that blank page, wondering what to do next.

Silverlight 3 introduced not only a complete navigation framework ...

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