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Pro Silverlight 5 in C# by Matthew Macdonald

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C H A P T E R  20

Data Binding

Data binding is the time-honored tradition of pulling information out of an object and displaying it in your application's user interface, without writing the tedious code that does all the work. Often, rich clients use two-way data binding, which adds the ability to push information from the user interface back into some object—again, with little or no code.

In Chapter 2, you learned how to use Silverlight data binding to link together two elements so that changing one affects the other. In this chapter, you'll learn how to use binding to pull data values out of an object, display them, format them, and let users edit them. You'll see how to get information from a server-side using a web service, how to format ...

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