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MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide by Johnny Tordgeman

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Introducing XAML

XAML is an acronym for Extensible Application Markup Language. Being a markup language, XAML isn't any different from your everyday-used XML or HTML. XAML is, at its core, an XML file that is used by Silverlight (and WPF) to create the user interface layer of your application. You can use just about any application to create XAML such as Visual Studio, Expression Blend, or even just plain old-school Notepad.

Not every XAML file is used by Silverlight for rendering the user interface layer. In every Silverlight project you will create, you'll notice a file named App.xaml. This file doesn't have any controls added to it, nor does it have the ability to host any controls. Instead, this file is used to host the application-level ...

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