Expression Blend 2 and Expression Design 2 Released!

In case you missed our announcements and 3rd party coverage, we shipped Expression Studio 2 yesterday! You can download trial versions of all our applications by visiting our Downloads Page! This post will focus more on Expression Blend and Design, and since Expression Blend ships in its own box as well, check out our cool…

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Expression Blend and Studio: problem installing Visual Studio from included DVD

The Expression team has become aware of a problem with the Visual Studio 2005 Standard DVD included in the packaging of the Expression Blend and Expression Studio products (specifically, setup repeatedly prompts for the DVD). Please accept our sincere apologies for our mistake and, if you’re affected by this issue, here is a temporary remedial…

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Samples and Tutorials for Expression Blend have been updated to match the Release Candidate!

The Samples and Tutorials for Expression Blend have been updated with the following changes: The samples and tutorials now reflect the Release Candidate (RC) build of Expression Blend.  Additional sources of tutorials and samples were added to the bottom of Samples and Tutorials Gallery – Expression Blend. Each of the tutorials appears much longer than…

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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) kirupa.com – Blend / WPF Tutorials (Kirupa Chinnathambi) kirupa.com – Blend / Silverlight Tutorials (Kirupa Chinnathambi)…

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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…

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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…

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Expression Blend — What Is That?

Expression Blend is an authoring system for professional designers to build user experiences that target the .NET 3.0 platform, and more specifically, WPF, or Windows Presentation Foundation. WPF provides the platform to bring rich, animated, skin-able, UX envelope-pushing applications to the desktop. Applications that blend content, media and user interface into real user experiences. WPF…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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