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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

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  

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  

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Blend 4: About Path Layout, Sidebar – More About ListBox Than You Ever Wanted To Know

In the previous installment of this series on path layout, I explained how to add a rotation offset to an element in the list box while keeping well-fitting highlights. I also promised that I’d explain in greater depth what is going on.

As a side benefit, you will also learn how to change these pesky blue selection highlights of a list box.

The next post in this series will be back to focusing on path layout itself.


posted by cs at 09:37  

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Blend 4: About Path Layout, Part II

Ok, I’m back for part II of my short series of posts on path layout (see here for part I). Let’s continue where we ended last time:



posted by cs at 09:30  

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 :-)



posted by cs at 16:09  

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

3’ on Blend 3: Videos on Blend and SketchFlow… in Dutch, French and English

Katrien De Graeve has a whole bunch of 3 minute videos on Blend 3 and SketchFlow on her blog. And not just in English, but also in French and Dutch. Wow. Thanks Katrien!

posted by cs at 18:15  

Monday, July 13, 2009

First Book on SketchFlow: A Chapter Available for Download

Sara Summers and Chris Bernard are writing a book on SketchFlow. Yay, thank you! :-)

You can get a free chapter including tutorial projects at http://www.dynamic-prototyping.com/.  

posted by cs at 10:07  

Saturday, July 11, 2009

NibblesTutorials: Beautiful New Tutorials On Blend and SketchFlow

Celso Gomes, who is an extraordinary designer on my team in the Expression Blend world, has updated his great tutorial site, all in Silverlight of course. There are now some great tutorials based on the new samples that ship with Expression Blend 3. See:



posted by cs at 22:35  

Friday, July 10, 2009

SketchFlow Map: A Mini Tutorial, Part I

This is a very brief tutorial on how to use the SketchFlow Map. If you don’t know yet what SketchFlow is: SketchFlow is a fun, informal, flexible, quick and powerful way to sketch and prototype rich, dynamic interactivity with Expression Blend.


posted by cs at 14:00  
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