Picture of blend video

Well, it has been a little time since I last posted, and since, there has been a real flurry around WPF - at last, it is shipped! As is Windows Vista and Office 2007.

I have been busy on a number of projects, my learning from which I shall be sharing in the coming weeks. I have also been working with DPE (Developer and Platform Evangelism) to create a series of real world WPF Videos. The videos are focussed on real questions our customers are asking us about WPF and the tools they will need to get into to get the most from the platform.

The first video we shot was a 4 part introduction to using Microsoft Expression Blend (formerly Interactive Designer / Sparkle). Richard Godfrey and I walk through the new look tool and show you how to build a simple, but pretty, data driven application. I have posted the four links for the four parts below, as well as attached the data we used in the sample in case you want to have a crack yourself. It is a pretty simple scenario, so you may want to put your own twist and ideas in the mix.

Enjoy!

Introduction to Blend Part 1: Introduction

Introduction to Blend Part 2: Interface Overview

Introduction to Blend Part 3: 2D Build

Introduction to Blend Part 4: 3D & Effects