Display data in Blend

You can view sample data in your designer as you customize the layout of your pages. You can generate sample data from scratch or by using an existing class. You can also connect to Live data that will appear in your app when you run it.

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To generate sample data, open a XAML document. In the Data panel, choose the Create sample data 30540d76-7256-43ce-b5d9-4b2edf3d339f button, and then choose New Sample Data.

Define the structure of your data in the Data panel, and then bind it to UI elements on any page.

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If you want your sample data to appear in your pages when you run the app, click Data source options ae1fd260-4f84-420d-b196-45fde357d81d, and then click Enable When Running Application.

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Watch a short video: Configure Installed Features Create sample data from scratch.

Watch a short video: Configure Installed Features Mixing up some data binding with Blend.

If you’ve already created classes that describe the structure of your data, you can generate sample data from that.

To generate sample data from a class, open a XAML document, and then in the Data panel, click the Create sample data 30540d76-7256-43ce-b5d9-4b2edf3d339f button, and then click Create Sample Data from Class.

Watch a short video: Configure Installed Features Create sample data from a class.

Watch a short video: Configure Installed Features Mixing up some data binding with Blend.

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