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XAML For Windows 8: Read Me First

Writing Programs With XAML

It is the intention of this book to get to the heart of the matter—and not waste your time—so I will not review the history of XAML (pronounced “zamel,” It rhymes with “camel”), nor the theory of XAML, nor will I tell you why XAML is a great markup language. Instead I will turn immediately to writing programs for Windows 8 using XAML. While XAML is also the markup language for WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone, and other technologies, this book focuses on XAML for Windows 8 and assumes that you have already installed Windows 8 and Visual C#. Note that it does not matter which ...

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