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Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7 by Charles Petzold

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The Standard Silverlight Files

With the project loaded in Visual Studio, take a look at the Solution Explorer for the project. You’ll see two pairs of skeleton files: App.xaml and App.xaml.cs, and MainPage.xaml and MainPage.xaml.cs. The App.xaml and MainPage.xaml files are Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) files, while App.xaml.cs and MainPage.xaml.cs are C# code files. This peculiar naming scheme is meant to imply that the two C# code files are “code-behind” files associated with the two XAML files. They provide code in support of the markup. This is a basic Silverlight concept.

I want to give you a little tour of these four files. If you look at the App.xaml.cs file, you’ll see a namespace definition that is the same as the project ...

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