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  • Blog Post: Introducing sample data for Developers

    Blend 3 brings to the table really sophisticated support for sample data, enabiling better designability of your applications. In my previous post , I demonstrated how designers could leverage this feature to prototype data connected applications inside Blend . However, for really sophisticated applications...
  • Blog Post: Connect and Blend 3

    While Blend 3 has a number of stellar features that I am sure everyone reading this blog has heard about (buzz words include SketchFlow, behaviors, sample data support, Illustrator and Photoshop import, TFS support, and many more), we really devoted a significant amount of time to address issues that...
  • Blog Post: The Blend 3 Asset Library

    For Blend 3, we have completely re-designed the Asset Library. Here are some of the highlights: a) Categorization for various assets makes discoverability easier. b) Searchability allows for quick location of an asset across categories like Controls, Effects and Behaviors. b) Freely dockable...
  • Blog Post: Marching towards the Blend 3 Beta

    The last few weeks (or months) have been really hectic! We finally finished all the features that we wanted to add to Blend 3, and are now actively fixing all the feedback (read bugs and crashes :)) that you have been reporting to us, as well as making performance tweaks to the product to make things...
  • Blog Post: AlternateContentProperty attribute

    A new extension point we have added to Blend 3 (based on very popular demand) can be seen put to good use with the Silverlight Chart control - we call it the AlternateContentProperty attribute. Annotating the properties of a control with this attribute allows you to select objects that are set as values...
  • Blog Post: A sample that shows the new Blend design surface extensibility

    Based on popular demand, here is a quick sample (WPF only though it would be very easy to port this as-is to Silverlight - currently busy with Blend 3 work and all the cool newer features we are adding to Blend 3) that will allow you to get started on the following new extension points we have added...
  • Blog Post: Writing a design time experience for a Silverlight control

    Writing a design time experience for a Silverlight control can be a bit intimidating (the experience for WPF controls remains unchanged from Blend 2 - just that you now have a ton more extensibility points - unless you wanted to re-use the same design-time code for the WPF and Silverlight versions of...
  • Blog Post: DataGrid support in Blend 3

    Blend 3 adds really cool support for the DataGrid control (for both Silverlight 3 and WPF Toolkit ). Here is a quick demo to help you get started. Enjoy! Create a new Silverlight 3 application Search and instantiate the DataGrid control from the asset library. (As a side, this also demonstrates...
  • Blog Post: Introducing sample data support in Blend 3

    To help you walk thru some of support we have added for sample data inside Blend 3, I wrote a hands-on-lab that takes you thru the basic experience of building a simple master/detail visualization. While there are a lot more scenarios that are possible with the support for sample data in Blend 3 (some...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 3 Preview is available!

    I am sure you must have heard - Expression Blend 3 Preview is here ! And I am back after a 2 year break from writing on this blog - if you were to use the product, you will realize what kept us busy :). If I were to list the new features in Blend 3, it would take me a day to write. Instead, I am going...
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