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10 Expression Blend 3 Tutorials for Silverlight available for download

October 27, 2009

The 10 tutorials from the Eyes of Blend series on Project Rosetta site are now available for download in both Word and PDF format. The .zip files also contain source code for the starter projects  and resource files if appropriate. One thing that’s been useful in developing these web tutorials is that I’ve been able to reuse them as demos for talks and now downloadable labs to run offline.  The next format I’m planning will be screencasts, most likely for the more visual demos.

As for using them as demos, they are a good start but need a little extra oomph to work well during a talk.  Adding in the sample behaviors from the Expression Blend Sample Pack is a great way to demonstrate Behaviors as an extensible platform and Blend as an extensible tool.  Very cool stuff going on in the Expression world and I’m looking forward to sharing the next set of tutorials and samples.


1. Drawing an emoticon in Expression Blend
First steps in getting to know the tools and workspace in Blend
  Download
Word, PDF

2. Element Transformations
Learn to use Scale, Rotate, Skew and 2.5D Transformations
  Download
Word, PDF

3. Get Started with Animation
A Quick Overview on Creating Time-Based Animations
  Download
Word, PDF

4. Playing Video with the MediaElement
Using the flexible MediaElement control as a reusable Surface
  Download
Word, PDF

5. Arranging Pictures to Learn Layout
Use the Grid, StackPanel, ScrollableViewer and Border to position Images
  Download
Word, PDF

6. A Look at Text in Silverlight
Learn about Displaying Text, Font Properties and Embedding Fonts
  Download
Word, PDF

7. Import an Adobe Photoshop File into Blend
Convert the assets from a Photoshop file into Interactive Controls
  Download
Word, PDF

8. Styling and Skinning Controls
Customize the Look by Setting Properties and Building Templates
  Download
Word, PDF

9. Styling and working with Design-Time Data
Explore how Templates and Bindings are used to display dynamic data
  Download
Word, PDF

10. Giving Behaviors a Test Drive
A brief overview and walkthrough of the Behaviors included with Blend
  Download
Word, PDF
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  1. October 28, 2009 at 8:18 pm | #1

    Hi Adam Kinney! I’m a (very) novice programmer of C# and currently using WPF in Blend and VS, I have some experience of Blend 3 but I want a great (in-depth) tutorial of Data-Binding through Blend 3, (this topic is very hard to me for understanding).
    I hope I will find this tutor here, when I (next-time) open this site ….
    With Great Wishes…..
    Muaz Khan

  2. cyberVoOdOo
    October 29, 2009 at 8:36 am | #2

    3rd pdf (Get Started with Animation) missing: 404 – File or directory not found.

    • October 29, 2009 at 8:43 am | #3

      Thanks for the heads up. There was a typo in the link, which I’ve now updated.

  3. December 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm | #4

    Thank you for sharing.

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