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MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide by Johnny Tordgeman

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Using core and content controls

Silverlight's control library is constantly growing. Some controls are living in the assemblies and included in the Silverlight plugin install by default. These controls are usually referred to as the core controls. These core controls include all-time favorites such as TextBox, Button, CheckBox, and so on. But the power of Silverlight doesn't come from its core components alone; you can always reference other assemblies that have other controls living in them and add them to your project. When you add such "outside" control to your page, you need to reference its namespace in your page.

Using core controls

Among Silverlight's core controls, there are controls we already know (and love) from other frameworks. Let's ...

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