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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 by Tim Leung

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CHAPTER 12

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Creating Control Extensions

Custom controls provide a powerful way for you to customize the UI of your Silverlight application. However, a disadvantage is that they can be quite difficult to work with. Each time you want to use a custom control, you need to manually select the DLL that contains your control and write the .NET code that performs the data binding. By investing some time and wrapping your control in an extension, you can avoid all this effort and make it easier to work with your control. But that’s not the only advantage. Control extensions allow you to customize your UI in ways that wouldn’t be possible with stand-alone ...

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