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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Silverlight 1.1 controls from ComponentOne

ComponentOne Labs features a suite of over 30 UI controls and components for Silverlight 1.1. This is an impressive list covering the gamut with buttons, text controls, lists, date pickers and layout containers. Apparently charting controls and grid are in the works. You can play with these controls on their slick gallery. I'm very impressed.

My team shipped a set of sample UI controls with the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha SDK building on the platform's basic foundations for control extensibility. I've been pleasantly surprised by the the sorts of things the community has done with what can only be kindly referred to as rudimentary support in the platform. As Silverlight 1.1 evolves, you will see the platform provide a lot of the building blocks such as robust keyboard/input support, a layout system, basic UI controls and more. The possibilities are endless. Of course, there's still a lot to get done. If you've read this far, you probably care. Please tell us about your experiences building RIAs using Silverlight and what you'd like to see in the platform and the framework.

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