The WPF Designer for Visual Studio provides a visual design experience for creating Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight controls and applications. The WPF Designer has many features to help you write Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) for your WPF applications.
In This Section
WPF and Silverlight Designer Overview
Describes the WPF Designer, which you can use to visually design the UI for your WPF and Silverlight applications.
WPF Designer for Windows Forms Developers
Describes how the design experience in the WPF Designer differs from that of the Windows Forms Designer.
Collaboration with Expression Blend
Describes how to use the WPF Designer to work collaboratively with graphics designers using Expression Blend.
Describes how the WPF Designer compares to the Silverlight Designer.
Provides a framework-level set of properties, events, and methods for WPF elements.
Represents the base class for WPF core-level implementations building on WPF elements and basic presentation characteristics.
Parses XAML markup into an object.
Serializes an object to XAML.
Binding WPF Controls to Data in Visual Studio
Describes how to use Visual Studio to connect to data and generate business logic and data bindings.
Debugging and Interpreting Errors in the WPF Designer
Describes how to use the WPF Designer to debug your WPF controls and applications.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Contains links to topics that describe the WPF platform.
XAML in WPF
Describes how to use XAML markup to define your WPF controls and applications.
Migration and Interoperability
Contains links to topics that describe how to use both Windows Forms and WPF in your Windows Vista applications.
WPF Designer Extensibility
Contains links to topics that describe how to extend the WPF Designer to provide custom designer experiences.