If you are a presentation layer developer or designer, we probably do not need to tell you how important controls can be in building good-quality user interfaces efficiently and using a modular approach. To that end, any good-quality UI development framework comes with a comprehensive library of controls, and Silverlight is no exception. Starting with basic controls like Button, RadioButton, and CheckBox, to more advanced controls like Calendar and DataGrid, Silverlight offers a fairly wide set to choose from. Most of the Silverlight controls are found in the System.Windows. Controls namespace and are distributed across a few assemblies, including System.Windows.dll, System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll, and System.Windows.Controls.Extended.dll. System.Windows. dll is added to all Silverlight projects created using Visual Studio, but references to the other two assemblies and appropriate namespace mappings for XAMl usage will need to be added as needed.


Visual State Dependency Property User Control Control Template Visual Studio 
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