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    Do you clean your Xaml?

    Consider the designer's Xaml?

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    <Window x:Class="Window1"
        
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        
    Title="VB:e Syntax Highlighter" Height="300" Width="371" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen" WindowStyle="SingleBorderWindow" ResizeMode="NoResize">
        <
    Grid Width="349">
            <
    ComboBox Height="23" Margin="12,0,0,12" Name="ComboBox1" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="120" Background="WhiteSmoke">
                <
    ComboBoxItem>Visual Basic</ComboBoxItem>
                <
    ComboBoxItem>WPF Xaml</ComboBoxItem>
                <
    ComboBoxItem>C#</ComboBoxItem>
            
    </ComboBox>
            <
    ComboBox Height="23" Margin="0,0,91,12" Name="ComboBox2" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Width="120" Background="WhiteSmoke" BorderBrush="#FF707070" BorderThickness="1">
                <
    ComboBoxItem>HTML</ComboBoxItem>
                <
    ComboBoxItem>BB Codebox</ComboBoxItem>
            </
    ComboBox>
            <
    Button Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="264,0,0,12" Name="Button1" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Width="75" Background="WhiteSmoke">Go!</Button>
            <
    Label Height="28" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="12,0,0,32" Name="Label1" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Width="120" VerticalContentAlignment="Bottom">Source:</Label>
            <
    Label Height="28" Margin="138,0,91,32" Name="Label2" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" VerticalContentAlignment="Bottom">Output:</Label>
            <
    RichTextBox Height="194" Margin="10,10,12,58" Name="RichTextBox1" Width="327" />
        </
    Grid>
    </
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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    I ask because I wanted to know if you found it helped you learn xaml better?

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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    I dont get ya, do you mean do we go through and delete what the designer has put in there?
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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    Yeah if its not needed, like names and that also, do you format your xaml to make it more readable?

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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    One thing I dont like about the XAML editor is that it does not tidy itself up like the VB editor. I mean it doesnt insert tabs in the right places automatically when you delete something to make it more readable like it would in VB.NET code. So yes, I do spend a fair amount of time tidying up my XAML to make it more readable... but then I delete some of it and have to spend ages tidying it up again so get bored of that quite quickly and it becomes a mess again

    I dont find that the designer sticks much unnecessary stuff in there to be honest so I rarely actually remove something the designer has inserted as that usually brakes something :P
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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    I use the split view a lot.... when I'm messing with the properties, I tend to jsut do it right in the XAML rather than the properties window... So far I haven't found anything unnecessary, unlike what I get when I build a webform in VS. So far, I haven't experienced a problem with the indents eitehr, but then I've only scratched the surface.

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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    I like to work with the Xaml too but felt that maybe I was overdoing it simply because I tend to hook events and set properties in Xaml. I just find it a good idea to clean as I go reagarding the Xaml of a window.

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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    Yeah I use the split view all the time, and I do try to do as much in XAML as I can as thats the whole idea of it really isnt it, to keep all the UI stuff in there. However at the moment as I am not particularly adept I do have to admit to using the MouseEnter and MouseLeave events in my code-behind file instead of XAML triggers for some controls :P You just get that little extra bit of control as you can do things like check to see if an animation is already running and check other variable values etc
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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    I agree, I also would like to stress the idea of the code behind is still to enhance the UI. I tend to pass the logic of to other objects outside of the window declaration, that way I don't feel as guilty writing code behind ha ha!

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    Re: Do you clean your Xaml?

    I try to do everything in the XAML, but I'm stilll very new to WPF, so sometimes I have to find other ways to find out how I can do what I want to do. But clean up the XAML? Most certainly....

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