XAML tutorial

  • WatchImplementing Windows 8 style apps with XAML and C#
  • WatchIntroduction to XAML development on Windows 8
  • WatchCreating Windows 8 Metro App to work with Picture Library (WinRT, XAML and C# )
  • WatchXAML TV - Pete Brown: Windows 8 XAML for Silverlight/WPF Developers
  • WatchIntroduction to Building Windows 8 Metro Applications - Handling Events in XAML/C#
  • WatchWindows 8 Development - C# XAML Styles
  • WatchWindows 8 Development - Creating Styles XAML
  • WatchWindows 8 Development - C# XAML Application Lifecycle
  • WatchWindows 8 Applications Using XAML: App Bar and Commands Tutorial
  • WatchWindows 8 Applications Using XAML: Working with Files (Intro)
  • WatchTiltEffect for Windows 8 Metro XAML
  • WatchTake command of your Windows 8 MVVM XAML app
  • WatchWindows 8 Development - XAML Design Tools Part 1
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 3: Introduction to XAML
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 1: Series Introduction
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 2: Getting Started with the Grid App Template
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 3: Introduction to XAML
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 4: Introduction to XAML - Continued
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 5: Familiarizing Ourselves with the Grid App Template
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 6: Modifying the Grid App Template with Branding Elements
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 7: Data Binding and the SampleDataSource.cs
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 8: Understanding how Data Binding Works at Design Time
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 9: Data Binding to the RecipeDataSource.cs
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 10: Understanding Change Notification
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 11: Working with JSON Data
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 12: Working with Async Methods in the Windows Runtime
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 13: Working with the GridView
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 14: Modifying DataTemplates
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 15: Implementing Type Converters
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 16: Responding to Device Orientation Changes
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 17: Accommodating the Snapped State
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 18: Enabling Semantic Zooming
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 19: Implementing the Share Contract
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 20: Implementing the Search Contract
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 21: Implementing an AppBar and Flyout
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 22: Enabling your app to Take Photos
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part23: Enabling your app to Record Video
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 24: Lifetime Management - Saving and Restoring State
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 25: Adding a Settings Command and Settings Flyout
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 26: Saving User Preferences
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 27: Implementing User Preferences
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 28: Enabling Secondary Tiles
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 29: Incorporating Push Notifications
  • WatchWindows 8 Apps with C# - Part 30: Incorporating Scheduled Toasts
  • WatchWindows 8 Applications Using XAML: Animations (Full Tutorial)
  • WatchSilverlight 4: Creating Gender Button using Exp Blend 4
  • WatchIntroduction to XAML development on Windows 8

A brief introduction to what XAML (eXtended Application Markup Language) is and what you can use it for.
In the previous chapter, we talked about what XAML is and what you use it for, but how do you create a control in XAML? As you will see from the next example, creating a control in XAML is as easy as writing it’s name, surrounded by angle brackets. For instance, a Button looks like this:

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