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This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Set Some XAML Properties

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Now that we’ve seen what Visual Studio gives us to start with, let’s make some changes.

common_circle.jpg Stop the Application

You can either click the red(ish) stop button on the Visual Studio toolbar or press Ctrl+F5. (Notice that the Simulator doesn’t close. If you check, you’ll see that it’s displaying your Start Screen. You can close it from the toolbar, if you wish.)

common_circle.jpg Open Itemspage.xaml in the Designer

Just double-click it in the Solution Explorer (be sure you open ItemsPage.xaml, not ItemsPage.xaml.cs or ItemsPage.xaml.vb). You can close App.xaml.cs if you wish (but you don’t need to).

There are two ways to set the properties of your XAML widgets in Visual Studio XAML designer: by typing in the XAML directly or by setting properties in the properties window. We’ll be exploring XAML in detail in the next chapter, but here’s a taste:

  • common_circle.jpg NAVIGATE TO THE TEXTBLOCK NAMED PAGETITLE
  • You can either just scroll through the XAML in the bottom pane of the designer or use the Document Outline pane (docked to the left side of the window by default) to go directly to the element:

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