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Friday, June 10, 2011

New SketchFlow Template for WP7

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.

tiles apps golf

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posted by cs at 10:17  

Friday, December 17, 2010

Expression Blend 5-Day On-Ramp Course: A Directory of Material

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

posted by cs at 11:57  

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Tools Released

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 :)

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posted by cs at 11:28  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SketchFlow: Firing Actions when a Storyboard is Complete

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.

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posted by cs at 22:23  

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Video by Jon Harris: Blend 4 for Windows Phone in 90 Seconds

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 :-)

http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/61ed7e86-0b1c-432e-a1fb-a882f95ec250

Jon’s first 90 second video, an instant classic on SketchFlow, the built-in prototyping system in Expression Blend, can still be found here:

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LauraFoy/Sketchflow-in-90-seconds/

posted by cs at 17:44  

Monday, March 29, 2010

Great Blog Post from Singapore: Panoramic Navigation on Windows Phone 7 with No Code!

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.

Nice!

Oh, almost forgot the link :-)

http://www.innovativesingapore.com/2010/03/panoramic-navigation-on-windows-phone-7-with-no-code

posted by cs at 23:22  

Friday, March 19, 2010

Using SketchFlow to Prototype for Windows Phone

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.

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posted by cs at 18:18  

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

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  
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