XAML Vs C# Code


You can use XAML to create, initialize, and set the properties of objects. The same activities can also be performed using programming code.

XAML is just another simple and easy way to design UI elements. With XAML, it is up to you to decide whether you want to declare objects in XAML or declare them using code.

Let’s take a simple example to demonstrate how to write in XAML −

<Window x:Class = "XAMLVsCode.MainWindow"
   xmlns = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
   xmlns:x = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" Title = "MainWindow" Height = "350" Width = "525"> 
      <TextBlock Text = "Welcome to XAML Tutorial" Height = "20" Width = "200" Margin = "5"/>
      <Button Content = "Ok" Height = "20" Width = "60" Margin = "5"/> 

In this example, we have created a stack panel with a Button and a Text block and defined some of the properties of button and text block such as Height, Width, and Margin. When the above code is compiled and executed, it will produce the following output −

xaml C# Code

Now look at the same code which is written in C#.

using System; 
using System.Text; 
using System.Windows; 
using System.Windows.Controls;  

namespace XAMLVsCode { 
   /// <summary> 
      /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml 
   /// </summary> 
   public partial class MainWindow : Window {
      public MainWindow() { 
         // Create the StackPanel 
         StackPanel stackPanel = new StackPanel();
         this.Content = stackPanel; 
         // Create the TextBlock 
         TextBlock textBlock = new TextBlock(); 
         textBlock.Text = "Welcome to XAML Tutorial"; 
         textBlock.Height = 20;
         textBlock.Width = 200; 
         textBlock.Margin = new Thickness(5); 
         // Create the Button 
         Button button = new Button(); 
         button.Content = "OK"; 
         button.Height = 20; 
         button.Width = 50; 
         button.Margin = new Thickness(20); 

When the above code is compiled and executed, it will produce the following output. Note that it is exactly the same as the output of XAML code.

C# Code Output

Now you can see that how simple it is to use and understand XAML.