Leverage the power of Blend to create, modify, and reuse applications and components for Windows using a practical, hands-on guide
Creating applications with compelling graphics has been one of the main goals of client applications, and with the arrival of WPF, Silverlight, and HTML5 it is much easier than ever before to create interactive and rich user interfaces.
Blend for Visual Studio 2012 by Example Beginner's Guide will give you a good grounding in creating Windows, Web, and Windows Phone applications. You will also look at the various layouts and controls available in Blend and how we can create animations and behaviors in Blend.
Towards the end, you will be aware of the various capabilities that are available in Blend out of the box.
What You Will Learn
Learn about layouts and controls offered by Blend and how to use them
Understand the need for and purpose of XAML and how to use it in Blend applications
Create applications for Windows 8
Add behaviors and states to our applications
Explore vector graphics
Create user and custom controls and reuse them across applications
Understand data binding and use it in our applications
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