Chapter 5. Controls

If you are a presentation layer developer or designer, we do not need to tell you how important controls can be in building quality user interfaces efficiently with a modular approach. To that end, any good UI development framework comes with a comprehensive library of controls, and Silverlight is no exception. From 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 distributed as a part of the core runtime are found in the System.Windows.Controls and System.Windows.Controls.Primitives namespaces in the System.Windows assembly. Additional controls are distributed as a part of the Silverlight ...

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