Karl Shifflett’s WPF and Silverlight shared design-time code

Here’s a most excellent demonstration of how to author a custom design experience that’s shared between WPF and Silverlight controls. Karl gives you a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough, complete with Task List breadcrumbs: Walkthrough guidance in the form of Task List hints That’s so clever it blows my mind. Karl shows you precisely how to isolate…

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Expression Blend 3 released

Including Sketchflow! Check out the Expression Web site and be sure to download the 60 day trial. Stay in touch with the Blend team by visiting the Expression Web blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/xweb/default.aspx?p=3. New Blend 3 features: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Blend_Features.aspx Expression Blend 3 enables the direct import of Adobe Photoshop files, ensuring a smooth integration with traditional workflows the…

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Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 launch today

This morning, Scott Guthrie and Soma announced the launch of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate for Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow. The final version of the Expression 3 family of products will be available within the next 30 days. Visit the Virtual Launch Platform and check out a 1 hour TV-show style infomercial, customer…

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Silverlight 3 Beta unveiled today at MIX ‘09

Don’t miss the live stream from MIX ‘09. Here’s the official word: Today, Microsoft Corp. unveiled Silverlight 3 Beta, a preview of the most powerful platform for creating and delivering Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and media experiences on the Web.  This third version continues Silverlight’s track record of rapid innovation by introducing more than 50…

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Tip: Invoking Blend from Visual Studio

So you’re using the WPF Designer to build your slick UI, and you realize you need to go to Expression Blend for some high-end resource authoring. Although Blend lets you invoke VS with a quick gesture (right-click on the solution and click Edit in Visual Studio), going the other way isn’t quite as convenient. Until…

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