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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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Exporting Clip Art

In most cases, you won't create Silverlight art by hand. Instead, you (or a graphic designer) will use a design tool to create vector art, and then export it to XAML. The exported XAML document you end up with is essentially a Canvas that contains a combination of shape elements. You can place that Canvas inside an existing Canvas to show your artwork.

Although many drawing programs don't have built-in support for XAML export, you still have many options for getting the graphics you need. The following sections outline the options you can use to get vector art out of virtually any application.

Expression Design

Expression Design, Microsoft's illustration and graphic design program, has built-in XAML export. It can import a ...

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