Blend 2 SP1 + WPF Toolkit = Visual State Manager for WPF

The Blend 2 Service Pack 1 contains a secret ingredient that can be activated by installing the WPF Toolkit and then setting a Registry value. In a nutshell, this ingredient is Visual State Manager support for Windows Presentation Foundation projects. As you know, Visual State Manager is built into Silverlight 2 but the WPF Toolkit…

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Simulating Sample Data in Blend 2 SP1

Using sample data can make designing your Silverlight 2 applications more predictable. Given some data, you have a lot of flexibility in designing around this data in Expression Blend. The challenge is that there are are many cases where you simply won’t be able to see your data on the design surface. Think of an…

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Deep Zoom Composer Updated for Silverlight 2 (And More!)

Yesterday was a busy day, for we released an updated version of Deep Zoom Composer as well! You can download the updated version from the following link: Download Deep Zoom Composer This version of Deep Zoom Composer presents several under-the-hood changes to improve reliability. We are getting close to wrapping up work on version 1…

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Download Expression Blend 2 SP1

Yesterday night, to coincide with the release of Silverlight 2, we released Expression Blend 2 SP1. You can download it by clicking on the following link: Download Expression Blend 2 SP1 While Expression Blend 2 allowed you to easily design Silverlight 1 and WPF applications, this service pack extends that support to Silverlight 2 as…

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