[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]
Parses a well-formed XAML fragment and creates a corresponding Windows Phone object tree, and returns the root of the object tree.
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
A "well-formed XAML fragment" must meet the following requirements:
The XAML content string must define a single root element.
The content string XAML must be well formed XML, as well as being parseable XAML.
The required root element must also specify a default XML namespace value. This is typically the Windows Phone namespace, xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation". This XML namespace is required explicitly in Windows Phone .
Note that these conditions report parsing exceptions but the message in the exception will specifically note the cause indicating a general format failure rather than a specific parsing failure against the vocabulary identified by the XML namespace.
Beyond being "well-formed", will also report failures that occur when the XAML is submitted to the parser.
Any objects with a Name or x:Name value in the input XAML will be considered to be within a discrete XAML namescope, once the returned object tree is added to the main object tree. This can influence your ability to find the object in scope with FindName.