Unless you intend to build a UI entirely composed of interactive geometries, the chances are very good that your WPF or Silverlight applications will require the use of various controls. As expected, the WPF and Silverlight APIs both ship with a set of intrinsic controls that allows you to gather user input and respond to user actions. In this chapter, you will learn how to use the Expression Blend IDE to configure UIs consisting of controls arranged in various layout managers. As you will see, the WPF and Silverlight frameworks both ship with a collection of layout objects, including
Grid, StackPanel, and
Canvas (among others), all of which can be configured via the Blend artboard.
Once you feel comfortable ...