Layouts: Container Explorer - Course Silverlight 3 - Lesson 3
Duration: 17 minutes
Summary: In this video, and the next couple of videos, we will be talking about layouts. We will briefly discuss the layout containers starting with a Canvas. A Canvas contains a collection of UIElement objects. It has no inherent layout characteristics. Its Width and Height properties are zero by default. In the example, we create a Canvas inside the main Grid. Then, we add TextBlocks and TextBoxes to read two numbers from the user. We then add a button with a code behind to divide the numbers and display the results in a TextBlock.
Methodology of the development of example: Good coding standard and simplified design to illustrate the key points.
Technology Used: Silverlight 3 and Visual Studio 2010.
Keywords: Silverlight 3, XAML, Grid, Canvas, TextBlock, TextBox, Button, ColumnDefinition, RowDefinition, DatePicker, StackPanel, Orientation.