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Silverlight and XAML

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This post is part of a series called Silverlight for Beginners.
Packaging Silverlight Applications
Layout for Silverlight User Interfaces

XAML is a key part of Silverlight development – it allows you to declaratively define your user interface and it makes it easy for tools such as Visual Studio and Expression Blend to share that UI definition. In this video we take a look at some of the key features of XAML that you’ll encounter whilst working with Silverlight and also a little around how XAML 'works' in your Silverlight applications.

What's Covered?

Here's a quick breakdown of what's covered in this screencast:

  • The alternative to XAML
  • Anatomy of a XAML document
  • Visual Studio design and code views
  • Naming and accessing elements
  • Element properties
  • XML namespaces
  • Custom types within XAML
  • Resource dictionaries

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