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Edit a XAML file in XAML view

To edit an Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) file

  1. On the right side of the artboard, click the XAML tab to switch to XAML view.
  2. Make changes to the XAML as desired.
    If there are errors in the syntax of your XAML, they will be displayed in the Results panel below the artboard. You must resolve any errors before you can view your changes in Design view. For more information, see Handling errors in this User Guide.
  3. Click the Design tab to switch to Design view to see your changes reflected on the artboard.
Tip We recommend that you have previous experience working with XAML before you begin to edit your Microsoft® Expression Blend™ projects in XAML view. Editing XAML directly may result in parsing errors in your application that you will have to fix before Expression Blend can correctly display your documents on the artboard in Design view.
With this caution in mind, working between Design view and XAML view can be an effective method for learning the basics of XAML.

For information about creating your application in Design view in Expression Blend, see Layout, Drawing, 3D, and other related topics in this User Guide. For information about XAML, see the XAML Overview on MSDN or visit the Windows Vista Developer Center.