Want to Learn WPF : Start with XAML overview and Expression Blend – WPF Tutorial #3
The first step in learning WPF is to take overview of the framework and the classes. You can take the same on my previous posts in WPF. Once you get the overview, the next thing to learn is XAML. Following is some notes on XAML
What is XAML ?
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) is a markup language for declarative application programming. That means that you can do most of your work with the XAML for the WPF. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) implements a Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) loader and provides Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) language support for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) types.
So you can say, XAML is the XML which extends the possibility of the Application Development. It’s not WPF component.
XAML is the markup language (XML based) that is used to describe UI elements, data binding, eventing, and other features. XAML is used by WPF, WWF and WPF/E (WPF everywhere).
For creating or editing XML, there are many tools available in the Market e.g. XAMLPad (which comes with SDK), Expression Blend etc. Microsoft is Providing Blend to easily create XAML for WPF or SilverLight.
To start with XAML, download Blend September Preview. It is paid product. If you dont own the product, you can use other XAML based tool for learning the XAML for WPF and silverlight.