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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Summary

This chapter was all about XAML, the declarative language used to build user interfaces for Windows Store apps. XAML takes some time getting used to it, but its declarative nature and markup extensions cannot easily be matched by procedural code in C++ (or other languages). Designer-oriented tools, such as Expression Blend and even the Visual Studio designer make it relatively easy to manipulate XAML without actually writing XAML, but as developers and designers working with other XAML-based technologies have already realized, it's sometimes necessary to write XAML by hand, making it an important skill to acquire.

In the next chapter, we'll continue to use XAML heavily, while covering elements and controls, as well as layout, used in Windows ...

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