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Using Custom Markup Extensions in Silverlight 5

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The first beta of Silverlight 5 was announced at MIX this week and is available for downloading. As such, I’ll be blogging about the new features in weeks to come. I’ll also be delivering sessions on Silverlight 5 at several upcoming conferences, including Microsoft TechDays in Belgium, Microsoft DevDays in the Netherlands, Devscovery in Redmond, WA, and Microsoft TechEd in Atlanta. If you plan to attend any of those conferences, I’d love to see you in my sessions! One of the most exciting features that Silverlight 5 introduces –
and one that has been a long time in coming to the platform – is custom markup extensions. My fellow coconspirator and Silverlight MVP Jeremy Likness presented a custom markup extension that uses MEF to satisfy imports on object instances declared in XAML. I’d like to present a custom markup extension of my own – one that retrieves RESX localization resources and simplifies the task of adding localization support to Silverlight applications. In the past, RESX-based localization was usually performed in Silverlight XAML with the help of the built-in {Binding} markup extension. To demonstrate, the following example...(Read whole news on source site)

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