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Web designer with no developing background getting into blend to create a WPF app. where to start ?? Help RRS feed

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  • Hi I'm a web designer with no developing background I'm totally new to windows applications design I started learning Blend because we are going to work on a WPF project  in our company and I'm supposed to participate in the design process but I'm still confused about it I became a little bit familiar with the tools in blend , read some articles , and some reviews but I don't know what to do next?, where to start? , how to create a complete app. design ? am I able to do so as a web designer? what I need other than the tools?
    and the most important thing is that they want me to do this in a very short time ??!!!!!!!!!
    I don't know if it is possible anyway

    Thanks in advance
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 9:11 AM

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  • Hi, Please go through the Excellent Training Videos from Microsoft
    I hope this will help you :)
    http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/cc136535.aspx
    Prasad - www.beautifulmind.blog.co.in
    Microsoft MVP
    • Proposed as answer by prasad22 Sunday, April 26, 2009 3:17 PM
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 3:17 PM
  • Thanks for your reply I watched some of the videos but most of them are for silverlight
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:00 AM
  • Maybe this helps:
    http://www.wpftutorial.net/Home.html

    There are also some links to books for creating WPF-Applications.
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:22 AM
  • Kirupa's site is actually really good for learning WPF (it should be, given his job):
    http://www.kirupa.com/blend_wpf/index.htm

    Nibble's hasn't updated his site in a while, but he has a nice little showcase as well as tutorials:
    http://www.nibblestutorials.net/

    Lee Brimlow had a WPF site for a while with nice video tutorials before Adobe snatched him up to work on Flash:
    http://www.contentpresenter.com/

    Code Project also has a nice list of how-to's:
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/WPF/

    Hope that helps :)

    • Proposed as answer by VLTII Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:28 PM
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:28 PM
  • Hi,

    I started with same Microsoft link which I have given, In the expression blend category other then silverlight check other videos, you will learn fast :)
    Prasad - www.beautifulmind.blog.co.in
    Microsoft MVP
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:36 PM
  • Thanks a lot Stef S, VLTII  for sharing these resources
    @Stef S: this website is really good and it's very organized.
    @ prasad22: I already started to watch them (thanks to you) and they are really helpful

    Thanks again for your replies guys I really appreciate it :-)
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:06 AM