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  • Blog Post: Expression Blend Sessions at MIX10

    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the sessions from MIX10 that showcased Expression Blend 4, the links below should help you out: Authoring for Windows Phone, Silverlight 4 and WPF 4 with Expression Blend by Christian Schormann and Pete Blois   Dynamic Layout and Transitions for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Layout and Transitions in Expression Blend 4

    Click here to watch Kenny’s MIX 2010 session that covers a lot of the topics that you see in this post. - Kirupa In Expression Blend, we’ve been thinking for a loooong time about how to make it ever easier to create great animated visual effects quickly on top of the Silverlight and...
  • Blog Post: Using Custom Value Editors for Behaviors

    Ok, Jeff Kelly is back with Part IV of his coverage on behaviors-related topics. This one talks about some of the built-in value editors we provide to make it easier for your users to use behaviors that you create - Kirupa In Expression Blend 3, we’ve provided a number of custom ValueEditors in the property...
  • Blog Post: Blend 3 Samples Deconstructed

    In my previous post, I mentioned that most of the samples from previous versions of Expression Blend have been uploaded to our gallery. One thing that is common with all of the samples is that Celso Gomes had a hand in making them. Recently, Celso started deconstructing how many of the samples work at...
  • Blog Post: The States Pane and WPF Controls

    Last October I described how to use the States pane in a WPF project with Blend 2 Service Pack 1 . Things are even simpler with Expression Blend 3 so in this post I’ll remind you how to use the States pane with WPF controls. As you may know, when you create a template for a Silverlight control, the States...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 3 – Secrets of Working With Data

    Evgeny is back with a great blog post describing some cool features related to the new Sample Data feature we introduced in Expression Blend 3. Visit his blog post to go read it: http://etvorun.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!6054141F335D00D3!130.entry Cheers! Kirupa :)
  • Blog Post: Overview of New Features in Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow: Part III

    Hi everyone, Continuing the overview of all the new features we introduced in Expression Blend 3, this post wraps up our trilogy by looking at more features that fall under Workflow, Code Editing, and Extensibility. Of course, if you missed the earlier posts, be sure to catch up on Part I and Part II...
  • Blog Post: Overview of New Features in Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow: Part 1

    As you all have probably seen by now, we released the release candidate of Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow to coincide with the release of Silverlight 3 today. The previous post was just a short one letting you know about the release and where to download everything from. In this post, let’s actually...
  • Blog Post: Instead of Telling What We are Working On…Here is a Screenshot Instead!

    It’s been a while since we released a preview of Expression Blend 3 at MIX . We’ve been working pretty hard on continuing our work on Blend 3, but we haven’t really shared what exactly we are working on. Instead of detailing what we are doing, I figure I will just post a screenshot of what my daily build...
  • Blog Post: Three Posts on Blend 3’s Photoshop Import Functionality

    Hi everyone, There are three really good posts on Janete Perez’s blog that covers the PhotoShop Import functionality found in the Blend 3 preview. Go check them out: Introduction to Importing Photoshop Files , Photoshop Import- Supported Features , and Photoshop Import - Merging Layers . Cheers! Kirupa...
  • Blog Post: Opening Blend 3 Projects without Actually Having Blend Installed

    Since we released our preview at MIX, there have been a fair number of questions revolving around how a WPF or Silverlight project that uses Blend-specific features will work when opened on a machine that does not have Blend installed. For example, one Blend-specific feature that we have talked about...
  • Blog Post: Link Round-Up: Behaviors-Related Posts

    In the past couple of weeks, there have been a great number of great blog posts on Behaviors, and since Behaviors are one of those things where writing them is not as straightforward as using them, I figure I will take this opportunity to point you all to blog posts I’ve found. Mike Taulty More on Actions...
  • Blog Post: Creating and Editing Gradients in Expression Blend 3 Preview

    One of our goals for Expression Blend 3 is to provide better tools and user experience for visual designers. At a high level, we prioritized features that allow the designer to keep their focus on the artboard more often. This translated into an improved selection model, predictable layout, familiar...
  • Blog Post: Behaviors Under the Hood – API Details and Constraining the Type

    Jeff Kelly is back with Part II of his behaviors triple-feature. This time, he focuses on more details and provides some examples of a simple behavior, trigger, and action  - Kirupa Behaviors and triggers are set on objects in XAML via an attached property, Interactions.Behaviors or Interactions...
  • Blog Post: Round-Up of Blog Posts (and other Activities) by the Expression Blend Team!

    It’s been a week since MIX09 started, and since then, many of us Blenders have been busy writing blog posts describing the various new features from Expression Blend 3 in greater detail. This post will point you to those posts: Blend 3 Overview: Blend 3 – An Overview [Christian] What's new in Expression...
  • Blog Post: An Introduction to Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions

    The following post is written by Jeff Kelly, one of the developers who worked extensively on both the behaviors runtime as well as the UI inside Blend that makes behaviors easier to use! In this post, he will provide an overview of the three components that make up what we collectively call “Behaviors...
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