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XAML Developer Reference by Ashish Ghoda, Mamta Dalal

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Styles

One of the key advantages of WPF and Silverlight applications is the rich look and feel they offer for user interfaces. Today’s applications—whether they are line-of-business (LOB) applications or other types—demand a high level of user experience (UX). This means that your application doesn’t just need to have working functionality and performance but must also provide a good (if not awesome) experience for the user.

Using WPF and Silverlight, it’s easy to design visually attractive and rich, jazzy user interfaces. However, if your application has many controls (as is normally the case in large real-world applications), it becomes cumbersome to customize the appearance of each and every control.

Here’s where styles come to the rescue. Styles ...

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