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Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# by Robert Lair

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Chapter 6. Silverlight Toolkit

When the first version of Silverlight was released, it contained a whopping two controls, the TextBlock and the Rectangle. Silverlight developers had to build all other controls from these two. Luckily, each new version of Silverlight added a number of controls, to the point that the control set included out of the box in Silverlight 4 is quite impressive. However, there are still a number of commonly used controls not included in Silverlight.

One example of a control missing from the base Silverlight set is a tree-view control. Developers who want to create an application using a tree view are faced with a choice. They can build a tree-view control themselves, purchase a third-party control, or find a free or open ...

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