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Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step


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author   Elena Kosinska,Chris Leeds  /   released on   Apr 06, 2011
Tags:   silverlight-4 , expression-blend-4 , expression-blend , elena-kosinska , chris-leeds
Categories:   Silverlight 4 , Expression Blend

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Product Description

Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace -- building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Learn how to use the tools and features in the Blend IDE
  • Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype, including interactive elements
  • Create reusable styles -- or skins -- with common Silverlight 4 controls
  • Implement interactive elements without using code
  • Explore the process of designer/developer collaboration with Expression Blend
  • Learn how to use the basics of XAML and C# efficiently
  • Take advantage of the design tools in Expression Design

Your Step by Step digital content includes:

  • Files for building skills and practicing the book's lessons
  • Screencasts to show you exactly how to accomplish tasks
  • Fully searchable eBook

The print version of this book is includes free digital content online. To download, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

About the Author

Elena Kosinska is a UI designer focused on prototyping, design, and development of Silverlight and WPF Applications. She's a Microsoft MCT and MVP in Expression Blend. She writes blog posts and articles for UI designers, speaks at various Microsoft events, and has taught WPF/Silverlight courses.

Chris Leeds has been a Microsoft MVP since before Expression Studio was even added to their catalog. He has written two books on Microsoft Expression Web for Microsoft Press and is currently working on a third, Microsoft Expression Web 4.0 Step by Step.

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