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Beginning Silverlight 5 in C#, Fourth Edition by Robert Lair

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C H A P T E R  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 is now quite impressive. However, a number of commonly used controls are still 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 ...

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