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Silverlight 2 in Action, illustrated edition by Chad Campbell, John Stockton

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Chapter 3. Back to the basics: Layout and text

This chapter covers
  • Layout basics
  • Text features
  • Core Silverlight UI features

In chapter 2, you learned about Silverlight’s tight integration with the well-established web architecture. This thoughtful design decision makes it easy to add Silverlight to any web page by adding a few lines of JavaScript. Once these lines are added, you can use Silverlight to edit the HTML DOM from managed code. This can be extremely useful for any number of integration scenarios. The real excitement around Silverlight is its ability to deliver rich interactive applications (RIAs). This chapter will be the beginning of the journey to create these exciting RIAs.

Throughout this chapter, we’ll examine the basic elements ...

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