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The SketchFlow Conversations– Overview and Intro
In this Expression Blend SketchFlow series of posts I will be addressing different aspects of creating interactive prototypes and move to a production project. The idea to do a blog post on this subject came after discussing with some folks at a Silverlight training and events we held in Belgium in October...
23 Dec 2009
UX@Vitra November edition – Slides and links from “Experience Continuum” talk
On November 25th we organized another User Experience at Vitra event. ( See all the pictures - by Pieter Baert) This time there were two different events: afternoon sessions of 45 minutes around Silverlight 4, SketchFlow, SharePoint and Experience Continuum; in the evening the more typical Vitra showroom...
28 Nov 2009
Slides and sample code from my .NET RIA Services webcast
A few weeks back we had an MSDN Live Meeting around .NET RIA Services. During the webcast I was using a sample database with some restaurant (dummy) data and accessing that data. Update: Recorded webcast in French Recorded webcast in Dutch Sample code The sample is using a Silverlight...
12 Aug 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #10: XML Sample Data and DataGrid
In this video we look at how to use an XML file as the basis for Sample Data in Expression Blend 3. We look at where the data gets imported, adapting it and binding it to a DataGrid control. 3 minutes on Blend 3: #10 XML ample Data and DataGrid Dutch English French The 3 minutes on Blend 3 series...
27 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #9: Using Sample Data
In this video we take a look at a new feature in Expression Blend called Sample data. We create a new sample data source and edit some of the properties, next we create a ListBox with a binding to the collection of data. You will see that Blend also allows you to create a details view and binds to a...
24 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #7: SketchFlow Composition Screens and Navigation
In this video we look at how to add navigation from within a composition screen. We also take a look at the SketchFlow player and see how navigation from the composition screens affects the player’s navigation. #7 – SketchFlow Composition Screens, adding Navigation 3 minutes on Blend 3: #7 SketchFlow...
19 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #6: SketchFlow Composition Screens
In this video we look at composition screens in SketchFlow. You can think of a composition screen as a control that is reusable in several other screens. Good examples of where you’d use this are: logo & header section, the footer, reusable content parts. As soon as you are creating content in the...
17 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #5: SketchFlow – Getting feedback into Blend
In this video we continue on where we left off in the previous video: after letting the customer or reviewer give feedback on our application, we now see how to import feedback files into Blend. We also see how this feedback can be shown in the different screens and how Blend informs you about out of...
16 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #4: SketchFlow Player
In this video we look at the SketchFlow player in Silverlight. After creating an application flow and adding some content, the SketchFlow player is used by your customers/reviewers to look at the different screens, application flow and transitions. The player also allows giving feedback and saving this...
15 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #3: SketchFlow Adding content
In this edition we look at how to add content to SketchFlow Silverlight application screens. We look at the Sketch styles that are supplied in Expression Blend so that the UI of your screens is making clear to your customer that this is a prototype and not a finished design. This video is available in...
14 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #2: SketchFlow Introduction
SketchFlow is a new feature that is part of Expression Blend 3. I’ve had the chance to demo this new feature to quite some people over the last months, and this seems to make sense to quite an array of different profiles: information architects, designers, developers, project managers. Because just 3...
13 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 – #1: The Workspace
This series will introduce concepts of Expression Blend 3, with a short 3 minute video available on MSDN Chopsticks in Dutch and French. The accompanying blog posts will give some resources or insights. I was actually planning to do the videos in Dutch and French only (the two main languages in Belgium...
10 Jul 2009
Windows 7 RC and support for VHD (including booting from VHD)
I’m loving the new Windows version, I’ve been using it on my work and my demo computers since the release of the Beta version in January. I’m not going back! Now with the release of Windows 7 RC we are coming closer to a scheduled release by holiday season 2009 (as announced during TechEd US keynote...
17 May 2009
Microsoft Web Platform Installer: what is it and how to install it?
The Microsoft Web Platform Installer was officially announced at MIX09. The Web PI as it’s abbreviated is your best tool get access to Microsoft’s web platform runtimes, tools and database. It only installs free products, beginning with the platform tools but it also allows you to easily install ASP...
10 May 2009
Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control (CTP), using Deep Zoom technology
Talking to some colleagues the other day, I showed them a cool sample application that is available to show off the Silverlight VE Map control, which has been released in CTP mode at MIX09 . The application uses Silverlight Deep Zoom technology to zoom into the location from a Twitter user and show it...
30 Mar 2009
.NET Developer technologies: what’s here to stay, what can you focus on? (trends)
With the beta release of Windows 7, the announcements done at PDC in October 2008 around the Azure Services Platform, Oslo and others; Visual Studio 10 at TechEd EMEA and more in between you might start wondering what your focus should be. Chances are you currently work on a project that does not yet...
15 Feb 2009
Windows Azure – installing SDK, tools and creating a first cloud project
The Azure Services Platform was announced October of last year at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC). Part of the Azure Services Platform is hosting on the cloud with Windows Azure. If you want to test Windows Azure yourself you can already do a lot locally on your development machine. Deploying...
4 Jan 2009
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