That concludes our tour of the layout properties that child elements can use to influence the way they appear on the screen. Although you can experiment with them by manually typing XAML and observing the results, tools such as Blend and the Visual Studio designer make it even easier to get a feel for how values for complicated properties such as
Projection affect any element.
The most important part of layout, however, is the parent panels. This chapter repeatedly uses a simple
StackPanel for simplicity, but the next chapter formally introduces this panel and all the other panels as well.