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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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Brushes

As you know, brushes fill an area, whether it's the background, foreground, or border of an element, or the fill or stroke of a shape. For elements, you use brushes with the Foreground, Background, and BorderBrush properties. For shapes, you use the Fill and Stroke properties.

You've used brushes throughout this book, but so far you've done most of your work with the straightforward SolidColorBrush. Although SolidColorBrush is indisputably useful, several other classes inherit from System.Windows.Media.Brush and give you more exotic effects. Table 9-1 lists them all.

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In this chapter, you'll learn how to use LinearGradientBrush, RadialGradientBrush, ...

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