Production level WPF applications will typically make use of dedicated tools to generate the necessary XAML. As helpful as these tools are, it is a very good idea to have an understanding of the overall structure of XAML markup.
When you are first learning the grammar of XAML, it can be very helpful to use a free tool named kaxaml. You can obtain this popular WPF XAML editor/parser from the following web site:
Kaxaml is helpful in that it has no clue about C# source code, event handlers or implementation logic and is a much more straightforward way to test XAML snippets than using a full-blown Visual Studio 2010 WPF project template. As well, kaxaml ...