Samples and Tutorials Gallery – Expression Blend

For Expression Blend tutorials, there are a lot of great resources on the web you can visit: Google, Live. On the team itself, we have quite a few people who write tutorials on Expression Blend / Silverlight / WPF: NibblesTutorials (Celso Gomes) – Blend / WPF Tutorials (Kirupa Chinnathambi) – Blend / Silverlight Tutorials (Kirupa Chinnathambi)…


Generating key splines from a Path drawn in Blend

In Blend you can author keyframes with ease out and ease in interpolation to give your animations acceleration and deceleration: in other words, life. You can also draw a motion path and animate an element along it. A value curve is a graph of the change in a property value over time, and the combination…


Keyframe easing and key splines

An animation authored in Blend contains keyframes. The animation defines which element/property to affect and each keyframe defines a key time at which a value should be in effect. The process of animating the property values between successive key times is called interpolation. Let’s say you’re translating an element from the top of a Grid…


Announcing the Microsoft Expression Blend Beta 1

Thanks for being patient! The previous CTP of Expression Interactive Designer was back in September. Since then the team has been focused on some major changes to the product ready for today’s announcement of our first beta. A list of all the new features is given below but something you’ll notice immediately is that the…


Expression Blend goes Beta, Big Changes to Expression Design CTP

Today we are going public with beta 1 of Expression Blend, and a new CTP for Expression Design. Before you ask – these are the new product names for what previously was known as Expression Interactive Designer and Expression Graphic Designer. Much more importantly, these new versions are not just about new names. If you…


Expression Web Beta 1, EGD and EID Sept. CTPs (target .NET 3.0 RC1)

We are pleased to announce that the Beta 1 release of Expression Web (formerly Expression Web Designer) is now available! For more insight into Expression Web Beta 1, please see the Expression Web team blog. Additionally, September CTPs of Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer are available and target the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of .NET Framework 3.0. Download…


Webcast: Introduction to Microsoft Expression

This webcast describes the powerful features and capabilities of Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer, Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer, and Microsoft Expression Web Designer, and includes a 40 minute demonstration of Expression Web Designer. The first twenty minutes cover concepts of user experience, the .NET 3.0 and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) platforms and how they enable the next generation…


July CTPs of EGD and EID available – target July CTP of .NET Framework 3.0

The July CTPs of Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer are now available. Both of these CTPs target the July CTP of .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly known as WinFX). Download Expression Graphic Designer July 2006 CTPDownload Expression Interactive Designer July 2006 CTP For more late-breaking changes in Expression Interactive Designer, please see the Readme….

June CTPs of EGD and EID now available!

After overcoming some obstacles with our publishing tools these past few days, we finally are able to share with you the June 2006 CTPs for both Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer. Our latest CTPs target the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 June 2006 CTP (formerly known as WinFX). For more information about the name…

Binding media to playback controls

Software Test Engineer, Dante Gagne, takes us through a tutorial of how to bind media to playback controls in Expression Interactive Designer. For more tips and tricks like this, check out Dante’s blog. After you’ve completed Dante’s tutorial, try using Expression Graphic Designer to style your PlayPause button just like the cool new gel buttons in Windows Media Player 11 Beta….