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  • Understanding XAML Screen Layout

    When you first start designing XAML screens in either WPF or Silverlight there are several approaches you can take. You can just draw controls on a Grid and let the controls figure out where they are in relation to one another and the Window via the Margin property. You can also a Grid and create a set of Row and Column definitions similar to an HTML table. Another method is to use absolute positioning with a Canvas control. Finally, you could use a series of StackPanel controls with styles. Which one you choose has ramifications to how well your application looks and feels across a wide variety of resolution sizes. This article will explore the impact of each of these.

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