Microsoft Expression Blend Bible

Author: Gurdy Leete
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470055030
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information on using Blend to design Web applications, covering such topics as animation, 3D, typography, audio and video, and visual effects.

Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight

Author: Victor Gaudioso
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430229748
Format: PDF, ePub
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Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight takes you through your first steps in creating rich Internet applications (RIAs) using the latest release of Microsoft’s technology. You’ll explore features such as custom user controls that you can reuse throughout your projects and the media element that allows you to easily add sound and video to your applications. Silverlight 4 enables you to rapidly develop compelling, cross-platform RIAs using the extensive .NET 4 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 4 integrated development environment (IDE), and an enhanced workflow that allows designers and developers to work on the same set of files at the same time. At the end, you’ll put everything you have learned together to create a sample Silverlight 4 website. Whether you’re an experienced .NET or web developer, or you’re just starting out, this book will provide you with all you need to create RIAs with Expression Blend 4. Develop stunning RIAs in a short time using Blend 4 and Silverlight 4. Learn basic object-oriented programming principles. Get familiar with the Blend 4 development environment.

Pro Expression Blend 4

Author: Andrew Troelsen
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143023377X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pro Expression Blend 4 is for .NET developers and graphical artists who want to learn the ins and outs of the Expression Blend integrated development environment. You may know already that this tool can be used to build Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight, and Windows Phone 7 applications; however, this book will take you well beyond the basics and provide you with a detailed examination of key Blend topics, including workspace customization, graphics, layout, styles, themes, data binding, and the use of SketchFlow, giving you an excellent understanding of the Blend product and what it can do for you. Over the course of these eight chapters, you will learn numerous techniques to simplify the authoring of XAML using Blend. These include: Transforming a vector graphic into a custom control template with a few clicks of the mouse Generating complex animations using an integrated timeline editor Visually designing interactive data templates Creating prototypes (via SketchFlow) that can be transformed into production-level code Throughout Pro Expression Blend 4, you’ll work with both Blend and .NET code to finalize fully-functional projects that will provide both valuable insights and a sound foundation for your future WPF and Silverlight projects. Each chapter will give you ample opportunity to build .NET software using Blend. However, this is not a programming book, per se. While some examples will require a manageable amount of C# code, this book is squarely focused on helping you gain mastery over the numerous tools, editors, designers, and wizards of the Microsoft Expression Blend IDE. What you’ll learn Transforming a vector graphic into a custom control template with a few clicks of the mouse Generating complex animations using an integrated timeline editor Visually designing interactive data templates Creating prototypes (via SketchFlow) that can be transformed into production-level code Who this book is for Pro Expression Blend 4 is for .NET developers, and graphical artists, who want to learn the ins-and-outs of Expression Blend. Table of Contents Learning the Core Blend IDE Vector Graphics and Object Resources The Animation Editor Controls, Layouts, and Behaviors Styles, Templates, and UserControls Blend Data Binding Techniques Designing for Windows Phone 7 Prototyping with SketchFlow

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed

Author: Brennon Williams
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132678483
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book has one primary goal: to get you working in Expression Blend 4 effectively using the features and functionality of the tool. This book is not about XAML, not about code nor explicit work flows. It is about simply dragging, dropping, drawing, and defining the experience and vision for a user interface and rich interactive experience. You will learn how to work with the core features of Blend, edit Styles and Templates, and more importantly, understand what they all mean. You will also work in detail with Parts, States, and Behaviors to understand how collectively they can provide your solutions advanced functionality without the need for code or hand-cranked XAML. Animations and Storyboards will allow you to bring life to your vision, as will working with data efficiently and learning how to create and manage Resources. In short, this book will give you the answers to many questions asked in forums by new and experienced users alike. Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed is a stunning, full-color resource with hundreds of screenshots and informative figure references. It has also been authored sequentially, to enable you to build your knowledge step-by-step and gain confidence through repartition and fearlessness in discovery. Detailed information on how to… Create, edit, and work effectively with Styles and Templates Master Parts, States, and Behaviors to enable XAML and code free functionality Use Blend’s Animation and Storyboard workflows to bring life to your solutions Create and manage Resource Dictionaries, Skins, and Themes Create sample and live data Implement effective XML, CLR Data binding, and Control Template binding using Expression Blends advanced data support tools Use Blend as part of your designer/developer workflow to create rapid prototypes with SketchFlow Use design resources to start creating solutions for Windows Phone 7 Work with WPF, Silverlight, and Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 platforms

Blends of Natural Rubber

Author: K.C. Jones
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412819407
Format: PDF
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Blends of natural rubber with speciality synthetic rubbers, such as nitrile rubber and ethylene propylene rubbers, have, in the past, failed to combine the best properties of polymers, resulting in a poor return in terms of added value from the blending process. The idea of blending synthetic rubbers with natural rubbe is certainly not a new one, but it is only now that this can be shown to be possible with consistently positive resluts, but eh use of novel techniques which this book describes, giving valuable information on the technology required and the results which can be achieved. Blends of Natural Rubber is an invaluable source of information for all those working in the area of rubber technology and polymer blend technology.

Blend for Visual Studio 2012 by Example Beginner s Guide

Author: Abhishek Shukla
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849693897
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Creating applications with compelling graphics has been one of the main goals of client applications, and with the arrival of WPF, Silverlight, and HTML5 it is much easier than ever before to create interactive and rich user interfaces. Blend for Visual Studio 2012 by Example Beginner's Guide will give you a good grounding in creating Windows, Web, and Windows Phone applications. You will also look at the various layouts and controls available in Blend and how we can create animations and behaviors in Blend. Towards the end, you will be aware of the various capabilities that are available in Blend out of the box.

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step

Author: Chris Leeds
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735698333
Format: PDF, ePub
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The smart way to learn Microsoft Expression Blend 4—one step at a time! Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to design rich user interfaces (UI) for Microsoft Silverlight-based applications using Expression Blend 4. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Master the Expression Blend 4 core tools and features Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype Create reusable skins for Silverlight 4 controls Implement interactive elements without writing code Add XAML and C# basics to your design skill set Design custom UI art with tools in Expression Design 4 Your Step by Step digital content includes: All the book’s practice files—ready to download and put to work. Fully searchable online edition of this book—with unlimited access on the Web.

Billionaire Blend

Author: Cleo Coyle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101625872
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Landmark coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has served her share of New York’s rich and famous, but even she is surprised by her explosive introduction to a mysterious Internet billionaire… When a car bomb nearly kills tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire buy her a barista’s dream espresso machine, he hires her to create the world’s most expensive coffee blend. As Eric jets Clare around the globe on a head-spinning search for the world’s best coffee, she gets to know his world—a mesmerizing circle of money with rivalries that could easily have turned deadly. But is this charming young CEO truly marked for termination? Or is he the one making a killing?