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Microsoft Expression Blend 2 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Robert Reinhardt, Corey Schuman

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Chapter 5. Working with Resources

Resources in Blend are objects that allow you to reuse values of properties. For example, colors and styles tend to be properties that are used throughout a design. Creating and applying these properties as a resource decreases the time you spend building an application’s user interface and ensures a consistent look and feel. In this chapter, you create, edit, and apply resources.

Like previous chapters, this chapter focuses on resources related to Silverlight 2 projects.

Understanding Resources

The first question to be asked is: what properties can be made into resources? The answer is: almost any property. Most properties in the Properties panel have a button located at the end of their values. The button indicates ...

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