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Microsoft Expression Blend 2: Essentials

Video Description

Get an insiders look at Microsoft® Expression Blend with this training series created with designers in mind. With Microsoft Senior Tester and Trainer Dante Gagne leading the way, youll quickly get up to speed on Expression Blend, WPF and Silverlight 1. Youll discover all the new features of Expression Blend 2 along with tips and techniques to help you successfully use this new piece of technology. Whether you are picking up Blend for the first time, or want to uncover all the new features of Expression Blend 2, this series is just what you need to get you up and running fast.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO EXPRESSION BLEND 2
    1. Introduction 00:00:57
    2. What is Blend? 00:02:42
    3. Creating a Project 00:12:03
    4. The Blend Workspace 00:11:04
    5. Tools Used for Manipulating Assets 00:09:45
    6. Tools Used for Creating New Assets 00:07:04
    7. The Asset Library 00:03:24
    8. The Object Tree 00:07:30
    9. Layout Containers 00:07:01
    10. Modifying Properties 00:05:35
  2. CHAPTER 2: THE PROPERTY INSPECTOR
    1. Introduction 00:00:16
    2. Using Snaplines, Padding & Margins 00:09:03
    3. Rotating, Skewing & Multi-Element Rotation 00:02:13
    4. Modifying the Geometry of Individual Shapes 00:04:25
    5. The Combine Operations 00:07:31
    6. Converting Text to a Path 00:02:46
    7. Edit a Path & Drag to Duplicate 00:02:26
    8. Advanced Property Options 00:04:05
    9. The Brush Editor & Changing Colors 00:05:37
    10. Working with Brush Gradients 00:05:07
    11. A Look at Other Brushes & Changing Properties in the Code 00:01:57
  3. CHAPTER 3: MANAGING LAYOUTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:21
    2. Understanding Layout 00:07:49
    3. Adding & Adjusting Row, Column & Grid Splitters 00:07:50
    4. The Stack Panel, the Wrap Panel & the Uniform Grid 00:07:25
    5. Using the ScrollViewer & Border 00:06:21
    6. Using the Viewbox 00:03:26
  4. CHAPTER 4: MAKING IT MOVE
    1. Introduction 00:00:19
    2. Understanding Timelines 00:02:09
    3. Creating an Animation with Keyframes on a Timeline 00:03:10
    4. Creating Realistic Motion with Easing & Keysplines 00:02:36
    5. Altering Object Properties & Backgrounds via the Timeline 00:04:55
    6. Working with Composite Animations 00:05:53
  5. CHAPTER 5: PICTURES, VIDEO & AUDIO
    1. Introduction 00:00:18
    2. Adding Media to Applications 00:07:46
    3. Working with Audio 00:04:57
    4. Working with Video 00:04:42
  6. CHAPTER 6: INTRODUCTION TO SILVERLIGHT™ 1
    1. Introduction 00:00:19
    2. The Files of Silverlight 00:06:20
    3. What You Can & Can't Do in Silverlight 00:04:02
    4. Creating a Button 00:04:56
    5. Working with Video 00:09:22
    6. Modifying Video Playback Properties 00:04:31
    7. Using the MSDN Page for Reference 00:03:27
  7. CHAPTER 7: RESPONDING TO THE USER
    1. Introduction 00:00:24
    2. Setting Event Triggers 00:07:04
    3. Combining Multiple Event Triggers 00:10:14
    4. Working with Event Handlers 00:07:38
  8. CHAPTER 8: CONSISTENCY & REUSABILITY THROUGH RESOURCES
    1. Introduction 00:00:26
    2. Introduction to Resources 00:07:18
    3. Working with Resources 00:10:38
    4. Deleting a Resource 00:06:14
  9. CHAPTER 9: CUSTOMIZING THE CONTROLS
    1. Introduction 00:00:22
    2. Styling Controls 00:08:00
    3. Overriding the Default Style 00:07:39
    4. Working with Templates 00:04:18
    5. Working with Property Triggers 00:10:26
    6. Customizing Complex Controls 00:05:27
  10. CHAPTER 10: THE MAGIC OF DATA BINDING
    1. Introduction 00:00:23
    2. Element to Element Data Binding 00:06:20
    3. Working with Sliders 00:03:25
    4. Setting Advanced Data Binding Properties 00:06:18
    5. Value Converters 00:06:32
    6. Data Source Data Binding 00:06:07
    7. Modifying an Item Template 00:03:24
    8. Data Bind the DataContext to a Selected Item 00:04:37
  11. CHAPTER 11: TIPS & TRICKS
    1. Introduction 00:00:19
    2. Working with Drawing Brushes 00:05:44
    3. Working with Visual Brushes 00:04:39
    4. Creating Borderless Windows 00:05:46
    5. Using & Embedding Fonts 00:03:54
    6. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:42