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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 08, 2010 (2 weeks ago)
    Phil Middlemiss has published part 7 of his series on building a Silverlight theme for use in Blend 3.

    ImageThe first post in the theme can be found here. If you haven't done much styling of controls before then I recommend you start there since it introduces practices to keep your styles manageable.
    This far in the series, I'm focusing on specific parts of the more complex controls.
    In this post, we are branching out into the Silverlight Toolkit to style the Accordian control.

    If you have missed some of the previous parts, you can catch up here:
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 07, 2010 (2 weeks ago)
    In this article, posted by Xianzhong Zhu, you will learn the common routine to write a custom Effect component supported since Microsoft Expression Blend 3 and use it in Silverlight 3 applications.

    Microsoft Expression Blend 3 has brought us two built-in Effect components, BlurEffect and DropdownEffect. Since descriptions of these two effects can be easily found in the Internet, we will not go into them. However, to achieve other more magic effects in your Silverlight game app, you will often fall back upon a third party to provide custom effects into the project, and then apply, in the same way as the method provided by Expression Blend 3, these effects to the objects in the artboard.

    In fact, as developers, we can create our own custom effects in tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio. This article will teach you how to, by creating a custom effect and apply it to a static image to show the typical programming process.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 12, 2010 (2 months ago)
    In this new video tutorial, Victor Gaudioso explains how to create gradients in Expression Blend.

    In doing a lot of speaking engagements I get asked lots of Silverlight questions.  From these questions I have noticed a pattern emerging whereby many people have a terrible time working with gradients.  Of course the real trick, as is with anything, is practice but before one can start to practice they have to understand the tools of the trade.  So, in this short, 10 minute video I show you how to duplicate a somewhat complex gradient while along the way explaining the tools required to do the job; namely, the Gradient tool, the color palette and the Gradient Eyedropper tools. 

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 26, 2010 (3 months ago)
    SilverLaw has posted an example of a Silverlight 3 Shining Font Design and a video related to it.

    I published a new demo video on how to create a light glossy 3D effect for a Silverlight 3 Textblock control with Expression Blend 3. Watch the step-by-step video at LawBot on Silverlight, my video channel on

  • author  Victor Gaudioso  /  released on  Jun 23, 2009
    Foundation Expression Blend 3 with Silverlight Product Description

    The only real tool for developing cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) for that last 11 years has been Flash; until now! Silverlight 3 allows you to develop cross-platform Rich Internet Applications in a fraction of the time because of the extensive and very powerful .NET 3.5 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 3 Integrated Development Environment, and an enhanced workflow that allows designers and developers to work on the same set of files at the same time.

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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 09, 2010 (3 months ago)
    Arturo Toledo has published a list with the coolest Silverlight videos, websites and customer stories.

    As part of the CRE8 Conference last week in Miami, August de los Reyes and I presented a collection of the cool videos, websites and customer stories. Here is a great list for you with the best of best in Silverlight and UX.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 04, 2010 (3 months ago)
    In this episode Adam Kinney and John Papa make a great and very practical demonstration of Blend 3.

    You never know what hijinks are in store when Adam Kinney and John get together. In this episode, Adam makes his theatrical return to Silverlight TV and claims to have filmed the best Expression Blend 3 video ever!

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  Feb 25, 2010 (4 months ago)

    The Expression Blend and Design team give more information on some of the behaviors they shipped as a part of Expression Blend 3, focusing first on the GoToStateAction.

    Over the next couple of weeks, it seems like a good idea to go over some of the behaviors we shipped as a part of Expression Blend 3. Many of you have mentioned that you would like to learn more about the stock behaviors we ship and how they are used, so this blog will be a good interim solution for that until we properly incorporate your feedback into our future product documentation.

    First up on our list is one of my favorite behaviors that we shipped, the GoToStateAction!

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Feb 04, 2010 (4 months ago)

    David Burela has a quick tutorial about creating add-ins in Expression Blend 3.

    There isn’t much information available for creating Expression blend 3 addins. There is some information on creating blend 2 plugins, but the addin model has changed between versions.

    Here I have given an overview of what is needed to setup your Visual studio environment, as well as sample code and a sample project to get you up and running.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jan 11, 2010 (5 months ago)
    Here is a post in which is explained how to use the Ribbit for Silverlight controls in Microsoft's Expression Blend 3.

    Ribbit Developers typically create Silverlight applications in one of two ways. The first way is to use our Ribbit for Silverlight controls by adding them into Visual Studio. We have a tutorial of that here. Another way is to use our Ribbit for Silverlight controls in Microsoft's Expression Blend 3.

    You can download Ribbit for Silverlight in the Silverlight section of the Ribbit's Developer Center. You must register to be a Ribbit Developer, but registration is free and easy.

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