#13 – Benefits of Markup

Using a Markup + Code-Behind model for application development has a number of benefits, as opposed to defining everything in code.

Benefits of using Markup/XAML:

  • Can change look and feel of the application without changing the behavior
    • Can change look/feel by changing the XAML
  • Designers can work on appearance (XAML) at the same time that developers work on behavior (code)
  • Easier for design tools to render the application
    • Tool can just interpret XAML, rather than having to execute code that creates controls
    • MeansĀ  that tools other than Visual Studio (e.g. Blend) can be used to work on just the user interface
  • XAML can be generated programmatically by design tool
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