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Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development by Yann Duran, Tim Leung

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C H A P T E R  9

Creating and Using Custom Controls

When building screens in LightSwitch, you can present your data by using built-in controls. These controls include labels, text boxes, autocomplete boxes, and data grids. When writing more-sophisticated applications, you might want to allow users to view and enter data by using nonstandard controls. For example, you might want to allow users to enter numbers by using a slider control or to display data by using charts or graphs.

Fortunately, you’re not stuck with the default set of controls that LightSwitch provides. Because LightSwitch applications are based on Silverlight, you can choose to present your data by using any Silverlight custom control that you choose. This chapter shows you ...

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