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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Silverlight Firestarter: Dec 2nd

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s VP in charge of Silverlight, and others from the Silverlight team will hold an event on December 2nd about what is coming next for Silverlight…


The event is in Redmond, but you can also participate online. More information and registration is here.

This should be a fun event :-) Please join us!

posted by cs at 22:14  

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Expression Blend: Content for a ScrollViewer

A customer just asked the question how to scroll a ScrollViewer at design time in Blend to manually design content for it that goes beyond the visible viewport size.


posted by cs at 21:33  

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 :)


posted by cs at 11:28  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Links to Job Descriptions for Open Expression Positions

The mission of the Expression team at Microsoft is to deliver great tools that enable designers and developers to create outstanding user experiences.

As I wrote in a previous post, the Expression at Microsoft team is hiring for a number of positions across the team, including product design, PM, UX, dev and test.

Here are links to the different job descriptions of some of the open PM and UX jobs. If you are interested in building great design and development tools and you have the right skills, we’d love to hear from you.

posted by cs at 22:31  

Monday, August 30, 2010

Adding the Mockup Controls to the SketchFlow Asset Tool

Expression Blend 4 comes with a sample that includes a set of useful mockup controls that help creating common mockups quicker and easier. You can very easily add the mockup controls to your asset tool in SketchFlow so that you have these controls always at hand. How is described in this article at the Expression blog.

posted by cs at 18:55  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deep Linking Into A SketchFlow Prototype

A few times, we have been asked how to use a URL to directly navigate to a given sub-page of a SketchFlow prototype. My colleague Chuck Hays from the SketchFlow team posted an answer to this question here, on the Expression forums. Many thanks to Chuck, who kindly answers an amazing number of customer questions.


posted by cs at 00:38  

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Expression Is Hiring

The mission of the Expression team at Microsoft is to deliver great tools that enable designers and developers to create outstanding user experiences. We are currently working on a number of really interesting and challenging things – and we have some open positions to fill in development, test and program management.


posted by cs at 01:09  

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Xi’an: Street Food

Usually, this blog spends all its bits and bytes on Expression Blend, Silverlight, Windows Phone, WPF and other related topics. This post is about a rather more basic need instead: It is about food, in particular food on the streets of Xi’an in China. You can click on any image in this post for slightly larger pictures.


posted by cs at 22:47  

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.


posted by cs at 22:23  

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Utility, Links and Tutorials for Path-Based Layout

If you have been using the path list box introduced with the preview versions of Expression Blend 4, here is something fun for you… 



posted by cs at 23:53  
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