Stands for "Extensible Application Markup Language" and is pronounced "zam-uhl." XAML is a markup language developed by Microsoft and is used for creating application interfaces. It is similar to HTML, which defines the content of a webpage.
Like other markup languages, XAML uses tags to define objects. Tags can be nested within other tags to define objects within objects. The attributes of an object, such as the name, size, shape, and color, are defined within the tag. Below is an example of a basic XAML tag for a button:
<Button x:name="button" Content="TechTerms" HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top" Margin="150,300,0,0"/>
Developers can create XAML code from scratch or use a program like Microsoft Expression Studio or Blend for Visual Studio to generate XAML code using a WYSIWYG editor. XAML is supported by any Windows app that is built using WPF or the Universal Windows Platform.
File Extension: .XAML
Updated: February 3, 2018