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Joel on Software
Why is XAML better?
Not a troll, but an honest question. What advantage does XAML have over Winforms? I've read over the introduction documents and really don't see anything that would justify a new paradigm. What does XAML let me do faster/easier/better?
You're not asking the right question. XAML will be the new way to create winforms; what you're asking is to akin to asking why HTML is better than web forms.
XAML looks pretty portable too, so in theory you could use the same definitions to create a Windows form or an ASP.NET page, or ....
Steve Jones (UK)
Extending that... XAML is in fact just another .NET language (alongside C# or VB.NET) that gets compiled to IL classes. Rather than being procedural, it's a markup language for defining classes. It just so happens that its main use will be defining classes that control form layout - but it won't be limited to that.
As noted by another poster, what you should be asking is, "why is Avalon better", since XAML is just a language used to write Avalon UIs (though not limited to that).
You'll use it, because Bill tells you too!
Sarcastic, but true!
More like because Monster.com will tell me to, but that's neither here nor there...
xaml will be hearing from my lawyers, you hacking little theives.
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