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Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)

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  • Language: English

The Microsoft Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) technical documentation set provides preliminary technical specifications for this language based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) that enables developers to specify a hierarchy of objects.

  • The XAML technical documentation set provides detailed preliminary technical specifications of XAML Object Mapping. This documentation set includes details on XAML’s data model for Types, XAML’s data model for object hierarchies, and the techniques with which one maps from XML to those object hierarchy data model. Also included is documentation of Windows Presentation Foundation’s (WPF) set of Types and of the Silverlight Vocabulary of Types that can be used in conjunction with XAML.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista

  • The specifications are available in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) which you can open using Adobe Reader, available at

Installation Instructions

  • Individual PDF files should be stored in a single directory to enable links between the protocol specifications.

    The self-extracting Zip file ( contains all of the XAML specifications.