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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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XAML

XAML (short for Extensible Application Markup Language and pronounced zammel) is a markup language used to instantiate .NET objects. Although XAML is a technology that can be applied to many different problem domains, it was initially designed as part of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), where it allows Windows developers to construct rich user interfaces. You use the same standard to build user interfaces for Silverlight applications.

Conceptually, XAML plays a role that's a lot like HTML and is even closer to its stricter cousin, XHTML. XHTML allows you to define the elements that make up an ordinary web page. Similarly, XAML allows you to define the elements that make up a XAML content region. To manipulate XHTML ...

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