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When writing a .NET application, usually C# is not the only syntax you need to know. If you write Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications, use Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), create XPS documents, or write Silverlight or Windows Store apps, you also need XAML. XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language) is a declarative XML syntax that’s usually needed with these applications. This chapter describes the syntax of XAML and the extensibility mechanisms that are available with this markup language.
XAML code is declared using textual XML. You can use designers to create XAML code or write XAML code by hand. Visual Studio contains designers to write XAML code for WPF, Silverlight, WF, or Windows Store apps. Other tools are also available to create XAML, such as Microsoft Expression Design and Microsoft Expression Blend.
XAML is used with several technologies, but there are differences among the various technologies. With the XML namespace http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation ...