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ContextMenu using MVVM

Posted By: Asim Sajjad     Posted Date: October 09, 2011    Points: 2   Category :Silverlight
In this post we will discuss how to use the ContextMenu using MVVM pattern. You can find the beginner level of article about how to use ContextMenu on the web. But here I will show you how to use it using MVVM pattern. This is also first time that I am using the ContextMenu control of the Silverlight. So if there is any error or if you feel that I have miss something related to the ContextMenu then please let me now about it.

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