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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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27.9. Building WPF Applications Using Visual Studio 2010

Over the course of this chapter you created examples using no-frills text editors, the command-line compiler, and kaxaml.exe. The reason for doing so, of course, was to focus on the core syntax of WPF applications without getting distracted by the bells and whistles of a graphical designer. Now that you have seen how to build WPF applications in the raw, let's examine how Visual Studio 2010 can simplify the construction of WPF applications.

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While Visual Studio 2010 does have some support for authoring complex XAML using the integrated designers, Expression Blend is a far better alternative to build the UI of your WPF applications. You will begin to examine Expression Blend in Chapter ...

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