Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step

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The smart way to learn Microsoft Expression Blend 4—one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to design rich user interfaces (UI) for Microsoft Silverlight-based applications using Expression Blend 4. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the ...

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Overview

The smart way to learn Microsoft Expression Blend 4—one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to design rich user interfaces (UI) for Microsoft Silverlight-based applications using Expression Blend 4. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Master the Expression Blend 4 core tools and features
  • Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype
  • Create reusable skins for Silverlight 4 controls
  • Implement interactive elements without writing code
  • Add XAML and C# basics to your design skill set
  • Design custom UI art with tools in Expression Design 4

Your Step by Step digital content includes:

  • All the book’s practice files—ready to download and put to work.
  • Fully searchable online edition of this book—with unlimited access on the Web.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735639010
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,149,341
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Leeds has been a Microsoft MVP since before Expression Studio was even added to their catalog. He has written two books on Microsoft Expression Web for Microsoft Press and is currently working on a third, Microsoft Expression Web 4.0 Step by Step.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Silverlight and WPF World

Chapter 2: Exploring the Expression Blend 4 IDE

Chapter 3: Designing an Interface

Chapter 4: XAML and C#

Chapter 5: Animations and Transformations

Chapter 6: Adding Interactivity

Chapter 7: Creating Design Assets

Chapter 8: Resources

Chapter 9: Skinning Controls

Chapter 10: Working with Data

Chapter 11: Using SketchFlow

Chapter 12: Designer/Developer Collaboration

Author Bios

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