Code-Only Windows Application Sample
This sample illustrates how to create a basic Windows application using only code i.e. no Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) markup.
This sample demonstrates a specific feature of the Windows Presentation Foundation and, consequently, does not follow application development best practices. For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:
Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices
Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview
Performance - Optimizing WPF Application Performance
Security - Windows Presentation Foundation Security
Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and open its build environment command window. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Windows SDK, and then click CMD Shell.
Download the sample, usually from the software development kit (SDK) documentation, to your hard disk drive.
To build the sample from the build environment command window, go to the source directory of the sample. At the command prompt, type MSBUILD.
To build the sample in Microsoft Visual Studio, load the sample solution or project file and then press CTRL+SHIFT+B.
If you elect to create a code-only application, you need to create your own entry point method from which to create and run your Application object. The entry point method (Main in C#) is required by every Windows application, and is called by the operating system to start running an application when the application is launched.