Silverlight - Controls

All controls have interactive behavior of some kind such as, the way the button lights up when you move the mouse over it and pushes it when you press it, scrolling and selection behavior of a list box. In all the cases, the controls go beyond simple visibility. It might be more complex than it seems. These controls are a combination of the parents and the code. Silverlight allows a developer to easily build and create visually enriched UI based applications. The controls distinguish Silverlight from the other elements.

Some important features are −

  • The classical UI elements or controls in other UI frameworks are also enhanced in silverlight applications.

  • Almost all of the standard Silverlight controls can be found in the Toolbox, which is a part of the System.Windows.Controls.

  • These controls can also be created in XAML markup language.

The complete inheritance hierarchy of Silverlight controls is as follows −

Silverlight Controls