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  • i got this copy of blend when a distant relative died.  What does this product do and how do i use it.  can anyone tell me how to do a short project with it too. thankz
    Monday, May 11, 2009 9:44 PM

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  • Blend is a part of Microsoft Expression Family.

    Blend is Very powerfull UI Designer tool, Mainly Used to Design the UI of WPF/Silverlight. and it is the best developer and designer collaboration tool.
    using blend you can design WPF/Silverlight UI's very fast compared to visual studio.

    please go through the excellent Microsoft training videos
    http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/cc136535.aspx

    you can also see the future of Expression Blend in http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/C04F

    I hope this will help you :)



    Prasad - www.beautifulmind.blog.co.in
    Microsoft MVP
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 3:29 AM
  • in addition to animation,using this we can create forms similar to visual studio, text box,data grid,drop down,list box,check box, calendar and many other controls are available and also you can use Windows Controls by using WindowsFromHost. one more thing, project created in blend can be opened in visual studio also vice versa.
    Prasad - www.beautifulmind.blog.co.in
    Microsoft MVP
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:13 AM

All replies


  • Blend is a part of Microsoft Expression Family.

    Blend is Very powerfull UI Designer tool, Mainly Used to Design the UI of WPF/Silverlight. and it is the best developer and designer collaboration tool.
    using blend you can design WPF/Silverlight UI's very fast compared to visual studio.

    please go through the excellent Microsoft training videos
    http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/cc136535.aspx

    you can also see the future of Expression Blend in http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/C04F

    I hope this will help you :)



    Prasad - www.beautifulmind.blog.co.in
    Microsoft MVP
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 3:29 AM
  • so its a animation program?
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:11 PM
  • in addition to animation,using this we can create forms similar to visual studio, text box,data grid,drop down,list box,check box, calendar and many other controls are available and also you can use Windows Controls by using WindowsFromHost. one more thing, project created in blend can be opened in visual studio also vice versa.
    Prasad - www.beautifulmind.blog.co.in
    Microsoft MVP
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:13 AM