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Microsoft Expression Blend 2 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Robert Reinhardt, Corey Schuman

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Chapter 8. Styling and Templates

Previous chapters covered fundamental controls such as Rectangle, Ellipse, Image, and MediaElement. Blend offers many more complex controls, such as Button, RadioButton, Slider, ProgressBar, and ComboBox, to name a few. Traditionally, it has been laboriously difficult to create consistent custom styles for controls within Windows programming. Silverlight 2 and WPF eliminate this barrier by providing ways to easily create and update styles. In this chapter, you will create and edit control styles.

Understanding Styles and Templates

In previous chapters, items on the Artboard were referred to as objects. This chapter focuses on a specific type of object, the control. A control goes beyond shapes and text, by extending ...

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