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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2015, Second Edition by Tim Leung

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CHAPTER 13

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Creating and Using Custom Controls

The built-in desktop application controls that you’ve seen so far include labels, textboxes, auto-complete boxes, and data grids. If you can’t find a control that suits your needs, there’s no need to worry. With desktop applications, you can bind data items to custom Silverlight controls. This opens up many additional ways for users to interact with data. To further enhance your screens, you can build your own Silverlight custom controls or use controls that other people have developed. In this chapter, I’ll show you how to do the following:

  • display data using custom controls
  • bind screen data to ...

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