Applications with GUIs, either for Windows or the Web, are typically not just built by development teams. An important peer to the developer involved in GUI development is a professional designer working on the look and feel for the application’s user experience.

Platform-level technologies like Windows Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight, and ASP.NET are built with this fact in mind, allowing for rich styling capabilities and a separation between developer code and UI definitions (for example, in terms of XAML). This very powerful concept enables developers and designers to work in parallel with one another.

Although this book focuses on the developer aspect of .NET application ...

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