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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Chapter 17. Data controls: DataGrid and DataForm

 

This chapter covers
  • Learning about the DataGrid
  • Turning the grid on its side with the DataForm
  • Controlling binding display through attributes

 

In chapter 16, you learned about binding. I believe binding to be one of the most important topics for Silverlight developers. One reason behind my belief is that the DataGrid and DataForm, as well as data annotations for display, all require binding in order to be useful.

Silverlight 2 included the DataGrid, and Silverlight 3 added the DataForm to the mix of data-centric controls. The DataGrid provides tabular Microsoft Excel–like data view and editing—a mainstay of business applications. The DataForm is like a DataGrid rotated 90 degrees. Where ...

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