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Microsoft Blend Guide for Beginners RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've started to design my WPF application with Microsoft Blend 2015.

    Is there any good source of knowledge (tutorials/E-book/Etc...) for beginners?

    Thanks.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 2:18 PM

Answers

  • There is no such thing. There cannot be. Blend is a powerful and complex application, one that can target disparate objectives, from Web apps to WPF apps. To fully exploit its capabilities, you must know and understand XAML, and plan on learning and using Visual Studio as well (which is why it is now integrated with VS), and working within its solution-/project-oriented environment.

    If you want a comprehensive guide "... that gathers all the information in one place," try Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step, or Microsoft Expression Blend Bible, or any of the other multitudes of excellent books on the subject. If you want free, then you're limited to what is available on the Web, and AFAIK there is nothing like what you describe that is available at no cost.

    cheers,
    scott


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    • Marked as answer by MoranDev Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:23 AM
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:40 PM

All replies

  • Here you go... http://bfy.tw/5cIs   ;-)

    BTW, many if not most of those tuts use either the free standalone version of Expression Blend or versions of VS earlier than 2015. For reasons known only to god and the VS product team, they removed a very popular feature from the VS 2015 version—the ability to insert Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files. If you want to use that feature, either revert to VS 2013, which still has it, or use the free standalone version of Expression Blend 4, which round-trips very nicely with Visual Studio.

    cheers,
    scott


    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue. It is common courtesy to recognize those who have helped you, and it also makes it easier for visitors to find the resolution later.

    • Edited by paladyn Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:11 PM
    Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:42 PM
  • Hi

    Thanks for your reply.

    it's very smart to send a link to Google... :-)

    i know there are many resources for Blend, but i asked for a nice guide, something like E-book that gathers all the information in one place.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:49 AM
  • There is no such thing. There cannot be. Blend is a powerful and complex application, one that can target disparate objectives, from Web apps to WPF apps. To fully exploit its capabilities, you must know and understand XAML, and plan on learning and using Visual Studio as well (which is why it is now integrated with VS), and working within its solution-/project-oriented environment.

    If you want a comprehensive guide "... that gathers all the information in one place," try Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step, or Microsoft Expression Blend Bible, or any of the other multitudes of excellent books on the subject. If you want free, then you're limited to what is available on the Web, and AFAIK there is nothing like what you describe that is available at no cost.

    cheers,
    scott


    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue. It is common courtesy to recognize those who have helped you, and it also makes it easier for visitors to find the resolution later.

    • Marked as answer by MoranDev Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:23 AM
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:40 PM