Game Graphics Created in Expression Design

Today I wanted to share some game prototyping graphics created in Expression Design.   These are useful for would-be game developers who happen to be missing a set of quality graphics and/or people who want sample files that can help them understand basic vector drawing techniques. For example, the following is something I created using Design:…

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Expression Blend Service Pack 1 Released

Yesterday, we released the Expression Blend Service Pack 1, and you can download it from the following location. One of the major goals of this service pack was to make sure that Visual Studio 2008 was better supported, but we made other minor fixes and changes also. You can see a comprehensive list of the…

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Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter – Free Training

Microsoft will be hosting an free public training day for Silverlight 1.0 in Redmond. Everyone is welcome! This is great opportunity for designers and developers interested in learning how to start creating Silverlight 1.0 content using the Expression Design Tools and VS Developer tools. Silverlight 1.0 Fire StarterOn November 29, 2007 Microsoft will be hosting Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter on the Redmond,…

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Generating Data at Design Time

For most practical scenarios, the controls that you create (and are instantiated by Blend on its design surface) are bound to data structures that are populated at run-time. Unfortunately, these result in an experience on the design surface that is not friendly to designers – for example, how can you figure out the optimal font…

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