What is Micrsoft Expression Blend? – WPF Tutorial #4
I hope you downloaded Microsoft Expression Blend. We have discussed that Blend is a tool for making XAML with a few clicks. Graphics and Animation support is tremendous. It is similar to Flash at some extent. As my previous suggestion, before going for WPF, start with Expression Blend overview and then we switch to the WPF.
When you first open Expression Blend, You will be presented with the below screen. There are different section similar as flash. There are toolbox, Menu, WIndow list, Interaction Box, Project Properties and resource panel.
When you open the blend, the welcome screen would be there. If not visible, goto Help menu and click on welcome screen. From the Help tab choose the UserGuide. From UserGuide, read the following section.
In the above figure, take quick overview of Getting Started, The workspace, Managing projects and working with objects. These points are damn easy and if you are regular .NET programmer and a bit designer, you can get easily within 2 hours.
As per me, the Important Points to read from user guide is as follows:
- Why Expression Blend
- Keyboard Shortcut
- Area of Workspace
- Adujusting your workspace
- Working with Object Section
Once you learn that, start with the Drawing from next post.