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Foundation Expression Blend 2: Building Applications in WPF and Silverlight

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The only real tool available for creating rich media applications, web-based animations, and games has been Flash?until now WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) and Silverlight have opened the door of rich media application development to Microsoft .NET developers. With Microsoft's Blend 2 and Visual Studio 2008, you can now create compelling rich media applications, complete with animations and even 3D

This book shows you how to take full advantage of Blend's interface, together with and Silverlight's vastly improved designer-developer workflow, guiding you through every step of development from downloading and installing of the development environment through creating finished, functional projects. You'll learn how to create simple drawing applications with the InkCanvas, make tabbed and scrollable interfaces, as well as build fully featured media players, photo galleries, and interactive 3D designs.

Each chapter discusses major WPF and Silverlight features, provides a hands-on tutorial, and explains how that feature is implemented in the real world. In the end, you will have a collection of impressive WPF and Silverlight applications that can be added to your portfolio.

Whether you're an experienced .NET or web developer, or you're just starting out, this book will provide you with all you need to create rich media applications with Expression Blend 2.

Book News Annotation:

For developers who have some experience in object-oriented programming and programming languages but who are new to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), this guide explains how to create Rich Media Applications using Expression Blend 2. It covers setup, workflow and building an initial application, the integrated development environment, C# and XAML, layout and controls, events, creating video and audio, working with 3D objects, and other features. Four projects are provided, two in WPF and two Silverlight. Gaudioso is a software application engineer for a company that specializes in applications and training programs in WPF and Silverlight. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Expression Blend was Microsofta (TM)s first entry into the web application and design space; the first time they trod on Adobe Flasha (TM)s toes. They got a lot of things right, and started to carve out a market, but they didna (TM)t get the crossover numbers they wanted. Blend 2 is where they put that right. This book details everything a designer or developer needs to know to start developing web applications in Blend.

Synopsis:

In this book, Gaudioso explains how to set up a WPF/Blend environment and teaches the basics of WPF. He covers everything from the first install of Blend and Silverlight up to creating first designs and showing professionals how to start developing in WPF/Blend with real world examples.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590599761
Author:
Gaudioso, Victor
Publisher:
Friends of ED
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Multimedia systems
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Internet programming
Subject:
Web sites -- Design.
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
349
Dimensions:
8.92x7.50x.92 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Expression Blend was Microsofta (TM)s first entry into the web application and design space; the first time they trod on Adobe Flasha (TM)s toes. They got a lot of things right, and started to carve out a market, but they didna (TM)t get the crossover numbers they wanted. Blend 2 is where they put that right. This book details everything a designer or developer needs to know to start developing web applications in Blend.
"Synopsis" by , In this book, Gaudioso explains how to set up a WPF/Blend environment and teaches the basics of WPF. He covers everything from the first install of Blend and Silverlight up to creating first designs and showing professionals how to start developing in WPF/Blend with real world examples.
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