XamlName Grammar

 

XamlName Grammar is a specific grammar that is defined in the XAML language specification [MS-XAML], which is reproduced here for convenience.

The [MS-XAML] specification defines the grammar XamlName to identify the set of legal symbolic identifiers used for types and properties.

String values that are of type XamlName must conform to the following grammar:

XamlName ::= NameStartChar ( NameChar )*   
NameStartChar ::= LetterCharacter | '_'   
NameChar ::= NameStartChar | DecimalDigit | CombiningCharacter   
LetterCharacter ::= UnicodeLu | UnicodeLl | UnicodeLo | UnicodeLt | UnicodeNl   
DecimalDigit ::= UnicodeNd   
CombiningCharacter ::= UnicodeMn | UnicodeMc  
  

Which assumes the following general category values as defined in the Unicode Character Database

  
Lu  
Letter, Uppercase  
Ll  
Letter, Lowercase  
Lt  
Letter, Titlecase  
Lm  
Letter, Modifier  
Lo  
Letter, Other  
Mn  
Mark, Non-Spacing  
Mc  
Mark, Spacing Combining  
Nd  
Number, Decimal  
Nl  
Number, Letter  

XAML defines a second grammar, DottedXamlName, that is used for property and event qualified references, and also for attached members. For more information, see DependencyProperty and XAML Overview (WPF).

String values that are of type DottedXamlName must conform to the following grammar:

DottedXamlName ::= XamlName '.' XamlName  

For the complete specification, see [MS-XAML].

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