The .toolbox tutorials provide you with practical techniques, tips, and tricks.
Learn about the different features of Silverlight by simply drawing, resizing, dragging,
and dropping elements onto the design surface of Expression Blend. While you won’t
be able to earn badges with the .toolbox tutorials (head over to .courses for that!),
you get a wide array of content that you can pick and choose from to enable you
to start mastering Silverlight and Expression. Get started by simply clicking on
a tutorial link that looks interesting.
In this lesson you discover the process of conceptualizing an application, such as gaining an understanding of the user’s needs and goals. You also find out how to start your prototype using Expression Blend and the SketchFlow for Windows Phone template.
In this module you will add sample data, and then edit both the ItemsPanel and the ItemTemplate of a ListBox to create a professional look for your data.
In this module, users discover how to custom edit their data templates for their phone app by importing images and adding motion.
In this module, viewers discover how to drop in Native Adobe Illustrator artwork and turn it into working controls. They also find out how to edit the button template, take advantage of states, transitions and behaviors.
In this section, you discover how to use the sample data, along with some behaviors and state changes to replicate selection choices in a ListBox.
When given the chance for a fresh start, the Windows Phone design team drew from many sources of
inspiration to determine the guiding principles for the next generation phone interface.
Microsoft Expression Blend offers a feature rich environment for designing highly interactive experiences on Windows Phone.
The following list of tips and tricks will help you design and develop Windows Phone applications.
One of the more powerful features that Silverlight offers you is an array of container controls providing
a simple way to accomplish the layout of your dynamic applications.
In this tutorial, you discover how to use Photoshop Windows Phone template files to create pixel-perfect application layouts for your Windows Phone application.
FXG is an acronym for Flash XML Graphics File, and it describes an XML-based graphics interchange format created by Adobe for the Flash Platform,
and is supported by Microsoft Expression Blend.
No longer do smart phones of today depend only on hardware keyboards or the stylus of the past. Windows Phone devices come equipped
with a capacitive touch screen that offers a smooth, accurate, multi-touch enabled experience for the user.
Expression Blend 4
One of the most exciting new controls available with Expression Blend 4 is the PathListBox
control. Extending the ListBox by adding support for path-based layout, this new
flexible control provides many new layout possibilities.
“Fluid UI” represents the idea that visual elements in an interface should move and appear in a smooth manner, allowing the user to observe changes rather than be confused and startled. In this series we show how to easily create fluid UIs in Blend.
Our guided OnRamp training program that will have you designing and developing innovative
user interfaces on the world's leading creative and development suite, Microsoft Expression, in 5 days.
Expression Blend 3
This series of tutorials provides an overview of the Silverlight platform through
the eyes of Expression Blend allowing the reader to learn by simply drawing, resizing,
dragging and dropping elements on the design surface of Blend.