Hosting a Silverlight application in a custom website

To create a Silverlight application and host it in a custom website, you could use the following steps: a) Create a Silverlight project in Blend, and test it. We assume that you are now ready to publish the application on a website. b) Open the solution in Visual Studio 2010 c) Right click on the…

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Project and Item template support in Expression Blend

Expression Blend 4 has support for authoring custom project and item templates, similar to Visual Studio. However, our support is a strict subset of what Visual Studio supports, and a few changes are necessary to the .vstemplate file to have the projects and items correctly displayed in Blend. A notable exclusion to what Blend supports,…

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Expression Blend 4 – XAML generation tweaks

With Blend 4, we have made a number of significant changes to how we generate XAML, primarily with the aim of generating more compact XAML. You will find a couple of these interesting: a) DoubleAnimation v/s DoubleAnimationUsingKeyframesIn Blend 3, rotating a Rectangle in a Storyboard would give you the following:<Storyboard x:Name=”Storyboard1″>    <DoubleAnimationUsingKeyFrames BeginTime=”00:00:00″ Duration=”00:00:00.0010000″ Storyboard.TargetName=”rectangle”…

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