Microsoft Announces Community Technology Preview of Avalon

Last Friday Microsoft announced the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Avalon – an alpha version of the Windows presentation subsystem. Avalon features XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language), which is Microsoft’s answer for building presentation logic into application user interfaces, similar to how ASP.NET uses XML to build dynamic web forms.

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