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scott
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:05:51 AM
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Expression Blend Notes

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- WPF - Windows Presentation Foundation
- rich graphics, animation, 3D, media rich
- XAML
- C# Code behind (most developers), VB supported
- .NET 3.0 Framework

- Visual Studio 2005
- Expression Blend (Silverlight)
- Expression Design

Silverlight (formerly WPF)
- like Adobe Flash player
- programmed in XAML and Javascript



- Artboard

- tab - collapse view
- space - hand
- alt-zoom reverse zoom
- path tools: pen, pencil
- asset library
- CLR - Common Language Runtime object


create a color resource


button->edit control parts (template) -> Edit a copy


- blur or anti alias
- blend and wpf are vector based
- direct select -> alt click - convert curves segments to straight segments
and visa versa
- shapes: shift-alt - center from where you drag
- line: shift - constraint angles
- combine shapes: object->combine
- object->path->make clipping path
- add gradient stop
- remove gradient stops - click and drag below
- brush transfer -> transfer gradient
- options: pad/reflect/repeat gradient
- save gradient as a brush resource
- radial gradient
- bitmap effect group->Children
- opacity mask



tools->test solution (F5)

flowdocument reader


obj wavefront format for importting



Layout Controls
Grid
WrapPanel
DockPanel (uncheck layout->lastchildfill
StackPanel
Canvas
Uniformrid


RIGHT-click Layout Root-> Change Layout Type

RIGHT-clock->Group Into

transformations
translating
scaling
rotating
skewing
flipping

pivot point

Animations
timelines
keyframes
motion paths
triggers

red board - timeline recording on


convert to motion path

<Storyboard x:Key="Storyboard1" RepeatBehavior="Forever">
<Storyboard x:Key="Storyboard1" RepeatBehavior="Forever" AutoReverse="True">

style->Object->Edit Style->Create Empty


http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/1056611.rss


DataSource
XML
CLR Object
Data



http://thewpfblog.com/
http://contentpresenter.com
http://blogs.msdn.com/karstenj
Tim Sneath
http://wpf.netfx3.com

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