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Posted on    November-17-2012 7:55 AM

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Posted on    November-17-2012 1:00 AM

App.xaml is a file used by Silverlight applications to declare shared resources like brushes, various style objects, templates etc. Also, the code-behind file of app.xaml.cs is used to handle global application level events like Application_Startup, Application_Exit, and Application_UnhandledException (similar to the Global.asax file for ASP.NET applications).

When Visual Studio creates the app.xaml file automatically, it creates a few event handlers with some default code. You can change the code appropriately.

private void Application_Startup(object sender, StartupEventArgs e)

private void Application_Exit(object sender, EventArgs e)

private void Application_UnhandledException(object sender,
ApplicationUnhandledExceptionEventArgs e)

For ASP.NET developers, the above code will look familiar. This is similar to the application level event handlers in Global.asax.

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