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Low level introduction to Blend for Visual Studio 2012.

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  • Gettingstarted building WPF, Windows Phone or Windows Store applicationsusing Blend for Visual Studio.Main Message: Blend is easy!
  • Blend’snotfor designers, but for design. A Tool fordesigningyour XAML applications.Other statement: Blend’stoo complex! -- Well, ever took a good look at Visual Studio? Youlearnedthat, right?Other statement: Blend’sjustanother tool again. Whynotintegrateit in VS? -- Thanwhynotincludeexcel in word and have one ‘office’? You are using SQL Server Management studio next to VS, right? Every tool has itsplace.
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  • Beginning with blend

    1. 1. Beginning with BlendTimmy Kokke
    2. 2. Beginning with BlendGetting started using Blend for Visual Studio whenbuilding WPF, Windows Phone or Windows Storeapplications and increase productivity.
    3. 3. Timmy KokkeICT Consultant – CentricExpression Blend MVPwww.timmykokke.com@sorskootinfo@timmykokke.com
    4. 4. Tools, tools, toolsWhy Blend?
    5. 5. “blend is fordesigners”
    6. 6. Why Blend?Resource managementStoryboards / AnimationsVisual StatesEditing TemplatesProperty editorBehaviorsPath editing+ a lot of small things
    7. 7. Why not?Writing code, XAML or markupTestingDebuggingCode AnalysisProfiling+ many, many other developer-centric tasks
    8. 8. first steps
    9. 9. DemoQuick tour
    10. 10. welcome screennew projectopen projectrecent projects
    11. 11. welcome screenWindows StoreHTMLXAMLWindows PhoneWPF+ SketchFlowSilverlight+ SketchFlow
    12. 12. artboardWYSIWYGDesign / XAML / BothZoomSnap
    13. 13. project panelFile managementTeam foundation server
    14. 14. objects and timelineElementsArrangeShow / Hide / Lock
    15. 15. devicedevice specificdevice orientationdefault themedeploy target
    16. 16. layout
    17. 17. DemoLayout
    18. 18. gridDevidersSizingArranging
    19. 19. layout propertiesAlignmentSizeMargin
    20. 20. otherCanvasBorderStackPanel+ many more
    21. 21. building
    22. 22. DemoWorking with objects and properties
    23. 23. toolbarCommon toolsSelectingNavigatingManipulatingDrawing
    24. 24. resourcesManagementDictionary
    25. 25. assetsControlsStylesMediaBehaviors
    26. 26. sample dataFully customizableBy hand / from class / from XML
    27. 27. bindingeasyadvanced settings
    28. 28. animation
    29. 29. DemoAnimation
    30. 30. animationRecordingTimelineEasing
    31. 31. visual statesRecordingEasing
    32. 32. behaviorsReusableView targeted code
    33. 33. conclude
    34. 34. How to get Blend for Visual Studio?It comes with Visual Studio now Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows PhoneVisual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Store appsVisual Studio 2012 ProfessionalVisual Studio 2012 PremiumVisual Studio 2012 Ultimate
    35. 35. Where to learn more?MSDNhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/expression/cc197141.aspx.toolboxhttp://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/Project Rosettahttp://visitmix.com/labs/rosetta/EyesOfBlend/ExpressionBlend.comhttp://expressionblend.com/
    36. 36. Questions
    37. 37. Thank you!www.timmykokke.com@sorskootinfo@timmykokke.com

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