Sample chapter: Using XAML Styles

This chapter from Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step investigates how XAML styles are used to format controls with a consistent and attractive appearance across the user interface.

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand how XAML styles are used to build attractive-looking user interfaces.

  • Define reusable styles in the App.xaml project file.

  • Reference new styles by using the Style property for controls on the page

  • Build new styles from existing styles using inheritance and the BasedOn property

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