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Silverlight 3 And Blend 3

Rumour has it, that Silverlight 3 isn't far from release.

Here is a quick list of features I'm really excited about in Silverlight 3 and Blend 3:

Element Property Binding
You won't believe how much I need this in my life! I've written so much back end code to replicate this feature. Now it's all available Silverlight (as it has been in WPF since the start). It means I can wire up one controls property to another controls property. You'll be surprised how much you'll use this!

Another feature that massively increases code reuse. Write that full screen code once and wire it up to anything you can think of!

Team System Source Control Integration
Finally! I won't need to keep checking out files in Visual Studio to modify them in blend! All the usual (not all but most) source control features will be available through Blend.

Samples Data
Cute feature inside Blend to generate sample data so you are able to see what your designs will look like with some close to real world data in your controls.

As of yet, there has been no official Microsoft press on when Silverlight 3 is due but I've seen some hints lying around on the net that July is the month.

If you haven't guessed it yet, I'm excited... bring it!

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