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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mix 2010: Blend 4 for Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone Video Now Online

See it here

posted by cs at 16:41  

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Blend 4: About Path Layout, Part I

At Mix, in Las Vegas, we just introduced Blend 4. One of the new features that got great excitement is path-based layout. Let me tell you a bit more about it :-)

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posted by cs at 16:09  

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Great Blog Posts on Expression Blend 4 for Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone

Here are two great blog posts on Expression Blend 4:

  • The first is by Kenny Young, Wizard of Layout on the Expression Blend team. Kenny describes dynamic layout, transitions and layout morphing in Expression Blend in great detail. A detailed sample project comes with the post.
  • The second post is by Pete Blois, Lead Program Manager on the Blend team. Pete shows you an example for how to create physics-based games for Windows Phone and Silverlight. Pete shows how Blend can be used as a great level editor for 2D game design.

Enjoy!

posted by cs at 14:20  

Monday, March 15, 2010

Introducing Blend 4 – For Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone

It feels like it was only yesterday when we boarded the plane to fly to Las Vegas to Mix 2009, where we announced Blend 3 and SketchFlow. Thank you all so much for the wonderful reception you gave to Blend 3, by the way.

I can hardly believe it is time for Mix 2010 already – and that it’s time to introduce the next release of Blend…

If you happen to be in Las Vegas, please come and see our sessions on Blend and SketchFlow here at Mix!

Blend 4 running a Windows Phone project, with the Windows Phone Emulator

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posted by cs at 10:00  

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sample Project from PDC09 Talk – and Many Links on Behaviors

UPDATE 11/18 - Re-posted the demo project, removing references to the expression behavior samples. This removes the MouseGestureTrigger demo, but should make the project work stand-alone. If you want to play with the mouse gesture trigger, download the samples from expressionblend.codeplex.com separately, please.

Thanks to all of you that visited my talk at PDC09. I was really happy to see such a large audience and so much interest in prototyping with SketchFlow, and in the opportunities for developers to extend SketchFlow to make it possible for designers to create rich interactivity without code.

In this post: A link to the demo project, and many other links that help you getting started with writing your own behaviors.

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posted by cs at 00:58  

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blend 3: Triggers, Actions, Behaviors

This post is the second in a series of posts about the Behaviors model in Blend 3. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the important concepts of Behaviors in Blend 3. The next posts in the series will bring some samples.

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posted by cs at 01:53  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blend 3 Behaviors: Interactivity Without Code

Blend 3 introduces a powerful design pattern for interactivity: Behaviors. Behaviors allow designers to create production-quality interactivity without writing code. They work in WPF and Silverlight.

For those of you who are missing triggers in Silverlight: Behaviors give you the same power as triggers and actions plus more, in a modular and extensible fashion, not just for WPF but also for Silverlight!

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posted by cs at 17:18  

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SketchFlow – Sketching and Prototyping in Expression Blend

Shown for the first time publicly today at Mix 2009 in Las Vegas, SketchFlow is a fun, informal, flexible, quick and powerful way to sketch and prototype rich, dynamic interactivity with Expression Blend.

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posted by cs at 00:00  

Monday, June 9, 2008

New VSM Tutorials by Celso Gomes

See http://www.nibblestutorials.net/ for a bunch of great tutorials with Blend. In particular, Celso just posted a tutorial for VSM. See the Blend 2.5 & Silverlight 2 section…

posted by cs at 16:40  

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Visual State Manager for User Controls: A Simple Chord Finder Example

Here an admittedly slightly contrived example for the use of visual state manager in a user control. Imagine a little web app to show Guitar chords:

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posted by cs at 01:34  
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