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  • Question

  • By: db_cooper1950

    Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not 
    really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices of 
    the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in 
    taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the 
    Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric 
    Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that I 
    have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer will 
    not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP that 
    is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I doing 
    something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, and 
    I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn how 
    to use EID.
    Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:05 AM

Answers

  • By: Patrick

    First, the installation order is very important. Means, you start with the 
    Framework Runtime Components 3.0 beta 2. Afterwards install the Expression 
    Interactive Designer (EID) May CTP. And do not forget to install Visual 
    Studio. It is needed for EID... You may choose the free Express Version ;)
    
    That worked for me without any problems!
    
    "db_cooper1950" wrote:
    
    > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not 
    > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices of 
    > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in 
    > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the 
    > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric 
    > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that I 
    > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer will 
    > not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP that 
    > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I doing 
    > something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, and 
    > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn how 
    > to use EID.
    > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:09 PM
  • By: George Georgiev

    I don't think it requires VS. It uses the compilers that come with .NET 2.0. 
    But it is a nice thing to have especially if you are writing a lot of code. 
    VS has nicer code editor.
    
    -- george --
    
    "Patrick" <Patrick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    news:78106A5F-0131-42C6-9760-D04281FC4986@microsoft.com...
    > First, the installation order is very important. Means, you start with the
    > Framework Runtime Components 3.0 beta 2. Afterwards install the Expression
    > Interactive Designer (EID) May CTP. And do not forget to install Visual
    > Studio. It is needed for EID... You may choose the free Express Version ;)
    >
    > That worked for me without any problems!
    >
    > "db_cooper1950" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not
    >> really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices 
    >> of
    >> the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in
    >> taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    >> Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    >> Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that 
    >> I
    >> have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer 
    >> will
    >> not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP 
    >> that
    >> is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I 
    >> doing
    >> something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, 
    >> and
    >> I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn 
    >> how
    >> to use EID.
    >> Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this. 
    
    
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:10 PM
  • By: George Georgiev

    EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    
    -- george --
    
    
    "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not
    > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices 
    > of
    > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in
    > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that I
    > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer 
    > will
    > not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP 
    > that
    > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I 
    > doing
    > something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, 
    > and
    > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn 
    > how
    > to use EID.
    > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this. 
    
    
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:10 PM
  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)

    Yes, George is correct. VS is not required, but can be very useful as you
    can guess :). The install order that I recommend is that:

    a) Clean all WinFX related CTP stuff from your machine :)
    b) Install WinFX runtime components
    c) Install Expression products

    Now if you want to do any serious development activities:
    d) Install VS
    e) Install the Windows SDK
    f) Install the Orcas extensions for VS

    Thanks,
    -Unni
    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E24C19AA-973D-4738-9497-367D0E254E5B@microsoft.com...
    > Well I will try to catch up on both replies at once. Ok, I now see,
    > thanks
    > to George that there is a May release, I had the prior release. Also
    > Patrick pointed out installation order, however I installed this way: I
    > already have Visual Studio 2005 Std. Edition, I then installed the,
    > Windows
    > SDK, the runtimes, Visual studio extensions and tools then the EGD, EWD,
    > then
    > EID.
    > At any rate I just finished the setup, and wish to thank you both for your
    > help, gentelmen have a great day!
    >
    > "George Georgiev" wrote:
    >
    >> EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    >>
    >>
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    >>
    >> -- george --
    >>
    >>
    >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems. I did
    >> > not
    >> > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and
    >> > peices
    >> > of
    >> > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently. I am really intrested
    >> > in
    >> > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    >> > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    >> > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be
    >> > that I
    >> > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer
    >> > will
    >> > not install with this build. Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP
    >> > that
    >> > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release? Or, am I
    >> > doing
    >> > something wrong in my installation. This looks like a really cool
    >> > tool,
    >> > and
    >> > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn
    >> > how
    >> > to use EID.
    >> > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:11 PM
  • By: George Georgiev

    Just switch to XAML view and search for "C:\Expression Tutorials
    Data\fabrikamcatalog.xml" and replace it with the path you like. I don't
    think you can search inside EID code editor yet, so you can open the file in
    notepad or just find it by going through the code. It should be in the
    beginning of the file.

    Let me know if you need more help.

    -- george --

    "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:40DB43CB-795D-48D4-94AC-C4D0C5A2A492@microsoft.com...
    >I have it up and running now, and all is great, except 1 thing.
    > The first 3 samples require that resources be located in the root folder
    > of
    > drive "C", well I do not have a drive C:, as my system is setup on my "I"
    > drive, is there a workaround for this. I did put the required folder and
    > resources on my root folder, "I:\Expression Tutorials Data\", but it
    > insists
    > on C:\. I have not been able to find where the actual definition of that
    > resource is located. I know that will not affect future projects but I
    > was
    > just trying to start at the basics as this is the first time that I am
    > using
    > this program.
    >
    > I do want to express my gratitude for everyone's help thus far.
    > Thank you,
    > Dave
    >
    > "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, George is correct. VS is not required, but can be very useful as you
    >> can guess :). The install order that I recommend is that:
    >>
    >> a) Clean all WinFX related CTP stuff from your machine :)
    >> b) Install WinFX runtime components
    >> c) Install Expression products
    >>
    >> Now if you want to do any serious development activities:
    >> d) Install VS
    >> e) Install the Windows SDK
    >> f) Install the Orcas extensions for VS
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> -Unni
    >> --
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights.
    >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E24C19AA-973D-4738-9497-367D0E254E5B@microsoft.com...
    >> > Well I will try to catch up on both replies at once. Ok, I now see,
    >> > thanks
    >> > to George that there is a May release, I had the prior release. Also
    >> > Patrick pointed out installation order, however I installed this way: I
    >> > already have Visual Studio 2005 Std. Edition, I then installed the,
    >> > Windows
    >> > SDK, the runtimes, Visual studio extensions and tools then the EGD,
    >> > EWD,
    >> > then
    >> > EID.
    >> > At any rate I just finished the setup, and wish to thank you both for
    >> > your
    >> > help, gentelmen have a great day!
    >> >
    >> > "George Georgiev" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    >> >>
    >> >> -- george --
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >> message
    >> >> news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems. I
    >> >> > did
    >> >> > not
    >> >> > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and
    >> >> > peices
    >> >> > of
    >> >> > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently. I am really
    >> >> > intrested
    >> >> > in
    >> >> > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even
    >> >> > Electric
    >> >> > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be
    >> >> > that I
    >> >> > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive
    >> >> > Designer
    >> >> > will
    >> >> > not install with this build. Are there any plans of maybe a newer
    >> >> > CTP
    >> >> > that
    >> >> > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release? Or,
    >> >> > am I
    >> >> > doing
    >> >> > something wrong in my installation. This looks like a really cool
    >> >> > tool,
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and
    >> >> > learn
    >> >> > how
    >> >> > to use EID.
    >> >> > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:12 PM

All replies

  • By: Patrick

    First, the installation order is very important. Means, you start with the 
    Framework Runtime Components 3.0 beta 2. Afterwards install the Expression 
    Interactive Designer (EID) May CTP. And do not forget to install Visual 
    Studio. It is needed for EID... You may choose the free Express Version ;)
    
    That worked for me without any problems!
    
    "db_cooper1950" wrote:
    
    > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not 
    > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices of 
    > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in 
    > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the 
    > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric 
    > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that I 
    > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer will 
    > not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP that 
    > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I doing 
    > something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, and 
    > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn how 
    > to use EID.
    > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:09 PM
  • By: George Georgiev

    I don't think it requires VS. It uses the compilers that come with .NET 2.0. 
    But it is a nice thing to have especially if you are writing a lot of code. 
    VS has nicer code editor.
    
    -- george --
    
    "Patrick" <Patrick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    news:78106A5F-0131-42C6-9760-D04281FC4986@microsoft.com...
    > First, the installation order is very important. Means, you start with the
    > Framework Runtime Components 3.0 beta 2. Afterwards install the Expression
    > Interactive Designer (EID) May CTP. And do not forget to install Visual
    > Studio. It is needed for EID... You may choose the free Express Version ;)
    >
    > That worked for me without any problems!
    >
    > "db_cooper1950" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not
    >> really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices 
    >> of
    >> the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in
    >> taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    >> Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    >> Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that 
    >> I
    >> have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer 
    >> will
    >> not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP 
    >> that
    >> is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I 
    >> doing
    >> something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, 
    >> and
    >> I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn 
    >> how
    >> to use EID.
    >> Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this. 
    
    
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:10 PM
  • By: George Georgiev

    EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    
    -- george --
    
    
    "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not
    > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices 
    > of
    > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in
    > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that I
    > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer 
    > will
    > not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP 
    > that
    > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I 
    > doing
    > something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, 
    > and
    > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn 
    > how
    > to use EID.
    > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this. 
    
    
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:10 PM
  • By: db_cooper1950

    Well I will try to catch up on both replies at once.  Ok, I now see, thanks 
    to George  that there is a May release, I had the prior release.  Also 
    Patrick pointed out installation order, however I installed this way: I 
    already have Visual Studio 2005 Std. Edition, I then installed the, Windows 
    SDK, the runtimes, Visual studio extensions and tools then the EGD, EWD, then 
    EID.
    At any rate I just finished the setup, and wish to thank you both for your 
    help, gentelmen have a great day!
    
    "George Georgiev" wrote:
    
    > EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    > 
    > http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    > 
    > -- george --
    > 
    > 
    > "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    > news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did not
    > > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and peices 
    > > of
    > > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested in
    > > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    > > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    > > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be that I
    > > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer 
    > > will
    > > not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP 
    > > that
    > > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I 
    > > doing
    > > something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool tool, 
    > > and
    > > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn 
    > > how
    > > to use EID.
    > > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this. 
    > 
    > 
    > 
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:10 PM
  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)

    Yes, George is correct. VS is not required, but can be very useful as you
    can guess :). The install order that I recommend is that:

    a) Clean all WinFX related CTP stuff from your machine :)
    b) Install WinFX runtime components
    c) Install Expression products

    Now if you want to do any serious development activities:
    d) Install VS
    e) Install the Windows SDK
    f) Install the Orcas extensions for VS

    Thanks,
    -Unni
    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E24C19AA-973D-4738-9497-367D0E254E5B@microsoft.com...
    > Well I will try to catch up on both replies at once. Ok, I now see,
    > thanks
    > to George that there is a May release, I had the prior release. Also
    > Patrick pointed out installation order, however I installed this way: I
    > already have Visual Studio 2005 Std. Edition, I then installed the,
    > Windows
    > SDK, the runtimes, Visual studio extensions and tools then the EGD, EWD,
    > then
    > EID.
    > At any rate I just finished the setup, and wish to thank you both for your
    > help, gentelmen have a great day!
    >
    > "George Georgiev" wrote:
    >
    >> EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    >>
    >>
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    >>
    >> -- george --
    >>
    >>
    >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems. I did
    >> > not
    >> > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and
    >> > peices
    >> > of
    >> > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently. I am really intrested
    >> > in
    >> > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    >> > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    >> > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be
    >> > that I
    >> > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer
    >> > will
    >> > not install with this build. Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP
    >> > that
    >> > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release? Or, am I
    >> > doing
    >> > something wrong in my installation. This looks like a really cool
    >> > tool,
    >> > and
    >> > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn
    >> > how
    >> > to use EID.
    >> > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:11 PM
  • By: db_cooper1950

    I have it up and running now, and all is great, except 1 thing.
    The first 3 samples require that resources be located in the root folder of 
    drive "C", well I do not have a drive C:, as my system is setup on my "I" 
    drive, is there a workaround for this.  I did put the required folder and 
    resources on my root folder, "I:\Expression Tutorials Data\", but it insists 
    on C:\.  I have not been able to find where the actual definition of that 
    resource is located.  I know that will not affect future projects but I was 
    just trying to start at the basics as this is the first time that I am using 
    this program.
    
    I do want to express my gratitude for everyone's help thus far.
    Thank you,
    Dave
    
    "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:
    
    > Yes, George is correct. VS is not required, but can be very useful as you 
    > can guess :). The install order that I recommend is that:
    > 
    > a) Clean all WinFX related CTP stuff from your machine :)
    > b) Install WinFX runtime components
    > c) Install Expression products
    > 
    > Now if you want to do any serious development activities:
    > d) Install VS
    > e) Install the Windows SDK
    > f) Install the Orcas extensions for VS
    > 
    > Thanks,
    > -Unni
    > -- 
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    > "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    > news:E24C19AA-973D-4738-9497-367D0E254E5B@microsoft.com...
    > > Well I will try to catch up on both replies at once.  Ok, I now see, 
    > > thanks
    > > to George  that there is a May release, I had the prior release.  Also
    > > Patrick pointed out installation order, however I installed this way: I
    > > already have Visual Studio 2005 Std. Edition, I then installed the, 
    > > Windows
    > > SDK, the runtimes, Visual studio extensions and tools then the EGD, EWD, 
    > > then
    > > EID.
    > > At any rate I just finished the setup, and wish to thank you both for your
    > > help, gentelmen have a great day!
    > >
    > > "George Georgiev" wrote:
    > >
    > >> EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    > >>
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    > >>
    > >> -- george --
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I did 
    > >> > not
    > >> > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and 
    > >> > peices
    > >> > of
    > >> > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really intrested 
    > >> > in
    > >> > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have the
    > >> > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even Electric
    > >> > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be 
    > >> > that I
    > >> > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive Designer
    > >> > will
    > >> > not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer CTP
    > >> > that
    > >> > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, am I
    > >> > doing
    > >> > something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool 
    > >> > tool,
    > >> > and
    > >> > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and learn
    > >> > how
    > >> > to use EID.
    > >> > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> 
    > 
    > 
    > 
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:11 PM
  • By: George Georgiev

    Just switch to XAML view and search for "C:\Expression Tutorials
    Data\fabrikamcatalog.xml" and replace it with the path you like. I don't
    think you can search inside EID code editor yet, so you can open the file in
    notepad or just find it by going through the code. It should be in the
    beginning of the file.

    Let me know if you need more help.

    -- george --

    "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:40DB43CB-795D-48D4-94AC-C4D0C5A2A492@microsoft.com...
    >I have it up and running now, and all is great, except 1 thing.
    > The first 3 samples require that resources be located in the root folder
    > of
    > drive "C", well I do not have a drive C:, as my system is setup on my "I"
    > drive, is there a workaround for this. I did put the required folder and
    > resources on my root folder, "I:\Expression Tutorials Data\", but it
    > insists
    > on C:\. I have not been able to find where the actual definition of that
    > resource is located. I know that will not affect future projects but I
    > was
    > just trying to start at the basics as this is the first time that I am
    > using
    > this program.
    >
    > I do want to express my gratitude for everyone's help thus far.
    > Thank you,
    > Dave
    >
    > "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, George is correct. VS is not required, but can be very useful as you
    >> can guess :). The install order that I recommend is that:
    >>
    >> a) Clean all WinFX related CTP stuff from your machine :)
    >> b) Install WinFX runtime components
    >> c) Install Expression products
    >>
    >> Now if you want to do any serious development activities:
    >> d) Install VS
    >> e) Install the Windows SDK
    >> f) Install the Orcas extensions for VS
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> -Unni
    >> --
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights.
    >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E24C19AA-973D-4738-9497-367D0E254E5B@microsoft.com...
    >> > Well I will try to catch up on both replies at once. Ok, I now see,
    >> > thanks
    >> > to George that there is a May release, I had the prior release. Also
    >> > Patrick pointed out installation order, however I installed this way: I
    >> > already have Visual Studio 2005 Std. Edition, I then installed the,
    >> > Windows
    >> > SDK, the runtimes, Visual studio extensions and tools then the EGD,
    >> > EWD,
    >> > then
    >> > EID.
    >> > At any rate I just finished the setup, and wish to thank you both for
    >> > your
    >> > help, gentelmen have a great day!
    >> >
    >> > "George Georgiev" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    >> >>
    >> >> -- george --
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >> message
    >> >> news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems. I
    >> >> > did
    >> >> > not
    >> >> > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and
    >> >> > peices
    >> >> > of
    >> >> > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently. I am really
    >> >> > intrested
    >> >> > in
    >> >> > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even
    >> >> > Electric
    >> >> > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be
    >> >> > that I
    >> >> > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive
    >> >> > Designer
    >> >> > will
    >> >> > not install with this build. Are there any plans of maybe a newer
    >> >> > CTP
    >> >> > that
    >> >> > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release? Or,
    >> >> > am I
    >> >> > doing
    >> >> > something wrong in my installation. This looks like a really cool
    >> >> > tool,
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and
    >> >> > learn
    >> >> > how
    >> >> > to use EID.
    >> >> > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:12 PM
  • By: db_cooper1950

    Thanks, for this I used notepad and that was easy, I could not get to that 
    code in EID, or at least I did not see it in the code I did see. I now know 
    also to go to the View -->XAML, and it will display the XAML code to be able 
    to view or edit.
    Thanks again.  Have a great day!
    
    "George Georgiev" wrote:
    
    > Just switch to XAML view and search for "C:\Expression Tutorials 
    > Data\fabrikamcatalog.xml" and replace it with the path you like. I don't 
    > think you can search inside EID code editor yet, so you can open the file in 
    > notepad or just find it by going through the code. It should be in the 
    > beginning of the file.
    > 
    > Let me know if you need more help.
    > 
    > -- george --
    > 
    > "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    > news:40DB43CB-795D-48D4-94AC-C4D0C5A2A492@microsoft.com...
    > >I have it up and running now, and all is great, except 1 thing.
    > > The first 3 samples require that resources be located in the root folder 
    > > of
    > > drive "C", well I do not have a drive C:, as my system is setup on my "I"
    > > drive, is there a workaround for this.  I did put the required folder and
    > > resources on my root folder, "I:\Expression Tutorials Data\", but it 
    > > insists
    > > on C:\.  I have not been able to find where the actual definition of that
    > > resource is located.  I know that will not affect future projects but I 
    > > was
    > > just trying to start at the basics as this is the first time that I am 
    > > using
    > > this program.
    > >
    > > I do want to express my gratitude for everyone's help thus far.
    > > Thank you,
    > > Dave
    > >
    > > "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Yes, George is correct. VS is not required, but can be very useful as you
    > >> can guess :). The install order that I recommend is that:
    > >>
    > >> a) Clean all WinFX related CTP stuff from your machine :)
    > >> b) Install WinFX runtime components
    > >> c) Install Expression products
    > >>
    > >> Now if you want to do any serious development activities:
    > >> d) Install VS
    > >> e) Install the Windows SDK
    > >> f) Install the Orcas extensions for VS
    > >>
    > >> Thanks,
    > >> -Unni
    > >> -- 
    > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no 
    > >> rights.
    > >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:E24C19AA-973D-4738-9497-367D0E254E5B@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Well I will try to catch up on both replies at once.  Ok, I now see,
    > >> > thanks
    > >> > to George  that there is a May release, I had the prior release.  Also
    > >> > Patrick pointed out installation order, however I installed this way: I
    > >> > already have Visual Studio 2005 Std. Edition, I then installed the,
    > >> > Windows
    > >> > SDK, the runtimes, Visual studio extensions and tools then the EGD, 
    > >> > EWD,
    > >> > then
    > >> > EID.
    > >> > At any rate I just finished the setup, and wish to thank you both for 
    > >> > your
    > >> > help, gentelmen have a great day!
    > >> >
    > >> > "George Georgiev" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> EID works with Beta 2. Are you sure you downloaded the latest version?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
    > >> >>
    > >> >> -- george --
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "db_cooper1950" <dbcooper1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
    > >> >> message
    > >> >> news:FAAD4D72-1F64-485F-9943-2F69A1707659@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Hello everyone, I have a bit of a versioning problem it seems.  I 
    > >> >> > did
    > >> >> > not
    > >> >> > really start delving into the WPF, WCF, WinFx, and other parts and
    > >> >> > peices
    > >> >> > of
    > >> >> > the new MS .NET Framework 3.0, until recently.  I am really 
    > >> >> > intrested
    > >> >> > in
    > >> >> > taking the Expression Interactive Designer for a test run and have 
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > Expression Web Designer, Expression Graphic Designer, and even 
    > >> >> > Electric
    > >> >> > Rain's Zam 3-D installed and running great. The problem seems to be
    > >> >> > that I
    > >> >> > have WinFx 3.0 Beta 2 installed and the Expression Interactive 
    > >> >> > Designer
    > >> >> > will
    > >> >> > not install with this build.  Are there any plans of maybe a newer 
    > >> >> > CTP
    > >> >> > that
    > >> >> > is compatable, or is it a waiting period until final release?  Or, 
    > >> >> > am I
    > >> >> > doing
    > >> >> > something wrong in my installation.  This looks like a really cool
    > >> >> > tool,
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > I am disappointed that I missed the oppurtunity to try it out and 
    > >> >> > learn
    > >> >> > how
    > >> >> > to use EID.
    > >> >> > Thank you all for any advice or information you may give me on this.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> 
    > 
    > 
    > 
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:12 PM