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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Control Type Taxonomy

Having a solid grasp of the class hierarchy of any library that you regularly use helps to improve your productivity and provides a good starting point to gaining a deeper understanding of how a framework is designed to work. It gives you a shortcut for determining what can and cannot be done with a particular type based on its inherited members and whether commonly named members from two different classes are from a shared superclass or have nothing to do with one another. In essence it allows you to better assess what you can achieve using the building blocks and how to avoid making poor design decisions. On that note, this section begins with an overview of the Windows Phone control class hierarchy.

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