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 ...