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3. Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)

3. Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)

3. Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) In the previous chapter, you developed an application with a simple user interface that was defined using a file that ended with a .xaml extension. XAML is the acronym for Extensible Application Markup Language. It was popularized through its use in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight applications. Using XAML for Windows 8 applications should feel very familiar for developers who have used it with other technologies in the past. XAML is an XML-based declarative markup language that was developed by Microsoft. It is often mistakenly referred to as a user interface language and is compared to HTML. Although XAML is the key technology that drives the visual interface for Windows 8 applications, it is not limited to creating UI elements for platforms like Silverlight and WPF. In fact, XAML drives other technologies including Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).

  

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