If you are not aware of Expression Design, you are missing a powerful tool in your toolbox. Expression Design allows designers and developers to create original vector assets or edit existing, including those created in other tools (like those from Adobe).
An update to Expression Design 4 was recently released. You can download the June 2012 preview here. (learn more) As the capabilities of Design continue to bloom, in this article we’ll use the basic functions to create a vector-based ratings solution that anyone can add to their Windows application.