We have just published a cool new SketchFlow template that makes it a lot easier to prototype Windows Phone 7 applications. You can find it on codeplex as a free download.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, December 17, 2010
Not a new post, but still good: Sandrino Di Mattia has a list on his blog with links to all the videos, assets and scripts for the 5-day on ramp training in one place: http://sandrinodimattia.net/blog/post/Complete-Expression-Blend-and-Silverlight-5-day-OnRamp-training-course-All-videos-all-assets-download-packages-in-one-place.aspx
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today, we shipped the official release of the tools for Windows Phone 7 development, including a free version of Expression Blend, especially for building applications for the phone… Get them here!
Building apps for Windows Phone using Blend, VS and Silverlight was a lot of fun before, and now it’s even better
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Several customers asked on Twitter today how to navigate to another screen when a storyboard is finished playing.
The answer is: There is a StoryboardCompleted trigger that you can use together with any action, including the Navigate actions. This post describes how to use it.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Jon Harris just published a 90-second introduction video on Expression Blend, this time featuring the new tools for creating Windows Phone applications. So, if you always wanted to know about Windows Phone application design with Expression Blend but you never could spare the time, here’s your one-in-a-lifetime opportunity
Jon’s first 90 second video, an instant classic on SketchFlow, the built-in prototyping system in Expression Blend, can still be found here:
Monday, March 29, 2010
Here’s a great blog post from Jocelyn of the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Singapore, showing you how to do panoramic navigation for Windows Phone in Expression Blend, including a nice little behavior library for flick gestures.
Oh, almost forgot the link
Friday, March 19, 2010
Since we introduced the Blend 4 add-in for Windows Phone at Mix, several people have asked me how to use SketchFlow to work on Windows Phone projects.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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.
Monday, March 15, 2010
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!