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Silverlight 2 Unleashed by Laurent Bugnion

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Chapter 15 Digging into Silverlight Elements

In This Chapter

Exploring the Class Hierarchy

Choosing XAML or Code-Behind

Packing and Laying out with Panels

Scrolling and Bordering

Using Pop-Ups

Drawing Shapes

Silverlight not only delivers a rich programming framework, it also provides a collection of panels and controls, ranging from basic (Canvas, TextBlock) to complex (DataGrid, MultiScaleImage). Understanding how these controls work, and how they relate to each other is important when you must choose the best control for the task.

With new controls appearing in every new release of the Silverlight framework, it is not possible to give a detailed explanation of each of these. This chapter and the next give you a good overview of the most ...

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