Check Out The New Pattern (XAML+CS) Library!

Creating great looking and functioning applications is tough. It requires having a good eye for design, but it also requires some technical knowledge about how to make the design functional. As you can probably guess, it is our goal to help you use Expression Blend, Visual Studio, and our related tools to create those great…


Expression Studio 4 Launches

Today at Internet Week in NYC, we announced the availability of Expression Studio 4. You can download the trial of Expression Studio 4 Ultimate that includes Expression Blend 4 and SketchFlow by clicking below: Expression Studio 4 Ultimate Keep watching this blog for more news, updates, and in-depth looks at some of the new features…


Creating a Carousel with the PathListBoxUtils Sample

While the PathListBox control provides an easy way to lay out items along a path, creating a carousel control that appears 3 dimensional and has smooth scrolling requires additional functionality that we did not have time to do in Expression Blend 4. I’ve created the PathListBoxUtils sample available on CodePlex to provide the tools that…


How to add mockup controls to your Expression Blend library

In Expression Blend 4, one of the new samples we added is called MockupDemonstration. If you haven’t had a chance to use it yet, you can open MockupDemonstration from the Welcome screen, which is available when you first start Expression Blend or when you click Help and then click Welcome Screen. In the Welcome screen,…


Expression Blend Sessions at MIX10

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the sessions from MIX10 that showcased Expression Blend 4, the links below should help you out: Authoring for Windows Phone, Silverlight 4 and WPF 4 with Expression Blend by Christian Schormann and Pete Blois   Dynamic Layout and Transitions for Microsoft Silverlight 4 with Microsoft Expression…


Storyboards, Visual States and SketchFlow Animations

What are these things – are they different ways of doing the same task? When would I use one in preference to another? Do they all work in all project types? This post will try to answer those questions by describing the animation and control customization tools that are available to you in Expression Blend…


Blend 3 Samples Deconstructed

In my previous post, I mentioned that most of the samples from previous versions of Expression Blend have been uploaded to our gallery. One thing that is common with all of the samples is that Celso Gomes had a hand in making them. Recently, Celso started deconstructing how many of the samples work at his…


Expression Blend 3 – Secrets of Working With Data

Evgeny is back with a great blog post describing some cool features related to the new Sample Data feature we introduced in Expression Blend 3. Visit his blog post to go read it:!6054141F335D00D3!130.entry Cheers! Kirupa 🙂


Deep Zoom Composer Updated – July 2009 / Release Candidate

Last week, to coincide with the release of Expression Blend + SketchFlow RC and Silverlight 3, we updated Deep Zoom Composer as well. You can download it from the link below: Download Deep Zoom Composer As always, please uninstall all existing versions of Deep Zoom Composer before installing the new version. This release contains improvements…


Overview of New Features in Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow: Part III

Hi everyone, Continuing the overview of all the new features we introduced in Expression Blend 3, this post wraps up our trilogy by looking at more features that fall under Workflow, Code Editing, and Extensibility. Of course, if you missed the earlier posts, be sure to catch up on Part I and Part II as…