In this chapter, we'll first consider the existing controls that WPF offers us and look at how we can use them to create the layouts that we require. We'll investigate the many ways that we can modify these controls to avoid the need to create new controls.
We'll examine the various levels of functionality that are built into the existing controls and then discover how to best declare our own controls when required. We'll take an in-depth look at the various options that we have and determine when best to use each. Let's jump straight in and take a look at the various layout controls.