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Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Using Expression Blend 5 for sample data generation

Applies to Silverlight 5 (works similarly for Silverlight 4 together with Expression Blend 4)

Expression Blend 5 contains a sample data generation feature, which can come in handy during the development of an application. It visualizes the data on which we are working, and provides us with an easier way to create an interface for a data-driven application. This feature was added to Blend in version 3.

How to do it...

In this recipe, we'll build a small management screen for the usage of the bank employees. It will show an overview of the bank account owners. We wouldn't want to waste time with the creation of (sample) data, so we'll hand over this task to Blend. The following are the steps we ...

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