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Blend 2 sample code from video tutorials won't open RRS feed

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  • I've been trying to open the sample code that comes along with the Blend 2 video tutorials to open for a while. The video tutorials can be found here:
    http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/cc136535.aspx#ExpressionBlendTrainingVideos

    The tutorial I'm trying, in particular, is the calculator tutorial. Found here:
    http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd334537.aspx
    Sample code found here:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/5/7/d573701a-0814-4c73-ab42-565f719fad7c/Expression-Blend_HowTo_Calculator.zip

    It's not obvious what to open after unzipping the files, but I've had the most luck opening the file calculator_presentation.sln, inside of the "Lesson File" folder. Blend will open the solution, but it throws a bunch of XAML syntax errors.

    One of the many errors it throws:
    "The member 'InputSymbol' is not recognized or is not accessible."

    Normally tracking down bugs is standard practice, but it's much more frustrating when I'm using brand new design tools and I encounter errors with tutorial files. Learning a new tool and debugging a problem at the same time is most definitely not fun.

    My google searches have been fruitless. Forum searches here have also been fruitless. Any help would be a godsend.

    I'm working with Blend 2, service pack 1 and .NET 3.5 sp1 as well, in case it matters.

    Thanks.
    John

    Saturday, January 24, 2009 2:19 AM

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  •  I just have some bad luck, apparently. The two tutorials I picked to work on happened to have buggy code, and the calculator tutorial was one of them. I can open the project files just fine for at least two other tools, so I think I'll just move on with my life. However, it would be nice if someone at Microsoft took notice and fixed the files.

    EDIT: It seems I spoke to soon. The sample files I thought were working in fact were only kind of working. There are missing assets in this tutorial (missing .jpg files):
    http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd334546.aspx

    which prevents me from building the project. Uggh..strike three for the video tutorial sites. Wanting to follow along on my machine was a mistake.

    -John

    Saturday, January 24, 2009 2:30 AM