This isn't exactly a "tutorial" but is a part of this 'WPF for the WinForms coder' transitional series. We all know that Visual Studio is extensible, meaning people write extensions for it to give it new or better features. There are a few of these I'd like to point out because I would't want to do without them if I didn't have to. They can be obtained through the Microsoft Extension Library on line. If you've never done this, its quite easy. From your Tools menu select Updates and Extensions. Then Online. Then Visual Studio Gallary The first extension gives us our familiar #region directive from C#, within XAML. XAML gets long and can become confusing because of how so many controls get nested inside other controls. Use regions to lable and compact your XAML lets you find what you want and focus on just what you are working on.