Visual Studio Developer's Tour of Expression Blend
If you're like most Visual Studio developers, you most likely look on Expression Blend (if you think about it at all) as some sort of toy product, not for you. Actually, Expression Blend integrates seamlessly with Visual Studio, and makes many XAML-based developer's tasks far easier than does Visual Studio. If you've ever wondered how Expression Blend might help you, or started to use it but got put off by its foreign-feeling interface, this session is for you. We'll work through many of the tools provided by Expression Blend, and see to interact with its many design panels. We won't focus on animations and transformations--those are topics for another day--but will instead focus on the basic tools in Expression Blend, and how to use them along with Visual Studio.
Ken Getz is a featured instructor for several of our Visual Studio courses. He is a Visual Basic and Visual C# expert and has been recognized multiple times as a Microsoft MVP. Ken is a seasoned instructor, successful consultant, and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences like Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevConnections and he has written for several of the industry's most-respected publications including Visual Studio Magazine, CoDe Magazine, and MSDN Magazine.