Binary Application Markup Language

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The Binary Application Markup Language is a file format of Microsoft that is generated by compiling XAML files.[1]


A XAML file can be compiled into a Binary Application Markup Language file having the .BAML extension.[2]), which may be inserted as a resource into a .NET Framework assembly. At run-time, the framework engine extracts the .BAML file from assembly resources, parses it, and creates a corresponding WPF visual tree or workflow. Having this format, the content is faster loadable during runtime.


  1. ^ "WPF Globalization and Localization Overview: Localize a WPF Application". Microsoft MSDN. Retrieved 2011-08-24. The BAML form of XAML so that you can localize at the same time that you develop. 
  2. ^ unknown (2009-07-30). "What is BAML?". DOTNET Spider. Retrieved 2011-08-18. BAML means Binary Application Markup Language, which is a compiled version of the XAML. When you compile your XAML it creates the BAML file.