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Wicked Code: Craft Custom Controls for Silverlight 2

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If you're unfamiliar with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), building that first Silverlight custom control can be a daunting experience. This article walks through the process.

Jeff Prosise

MSDN Magazine August 2008

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Line 147:						Panel panel = new Panel();
Line 148:						panel.Controls.Add(_viewState);
Line 149:						Page.Form.Controls.Add(panel);
Line 150:						string script = "document.getElementById('" + _viewState.ClientID + "').value = GetViewState__AspNetTreeView('" + Extender.MakeChildId("UL") + "');";
Line 151:						Page.ClientScript.RegisterOnSubmitStatement(typeof(TreeViewAdapter), _viewState.ClientID, script);

[HttpException (0x80004005): The Controls collection cannot be modified because the control contains code blocks (i.e. <% ... %>).]
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   CSSFriendly.TreeViewAdapter.SaveAdapterViewState() in E:\wwwroot\ThirdParty\CSSFriendly\CSSFriendly_24242\CSSFriendly\TreeViewAdapter.cs:149
   System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive(ViewStateMode inheritedMode) +8901848
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