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VisualStudio 2008 and Expression Blend - Missing Controls

Posted on 2009-04-04
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Hi

I have created a silverlight 2.0  project, and opened with expression blend 2.0 sp1  but
when I click through on the .xaml through Express Blend I do not have the majority of the common controls,
for instance I only have TextBox, no label, etc. I may need to add references, but have tried and no success in getting this to work. Any ideas ?

where did the label control go in blend

Thanks
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by:unmeshdave
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its a bit trick here. see the image.
blend2.jpg
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by:unmeshdave
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there is >> on left side. that shows more controls.
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by:vbturbo
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unmeshdave

Yes i do have the label control when opening a wpf application.

but when i open a silverlight app then some of the controls are going missing. why ?
The label control is (i think) a very standard control that you need in both win and web apps

so why is the label control not availble when you open a silverlight 2.0 application

thanks
/vbturbo
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by:Gautham Janardhan
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as expalined earlier  theY get added as and when u use by the frequency of usage..u can click the show all button to see all the controls and the by selecting a control from there will cause it to come in the tool box
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at present there is no control called Label in Silverlight. So It doesnt exist in blend too. there is only textblock.
But Silverlighttoolkit has a control called Label, you can check it out here
http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Silverlight-Toolkit-Overview.aspx
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Right on spot ;)
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