Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step

Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Learn how to use the tools and features in the Blend IDE
  • Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype, including interactive elements
  • Create reusable styles — or skins — with common Silverlight 4 controls
  • Implement interactive elements without using code
  • Explore the process of designer/developer collaboration with Expression Blend
  • Learn how to use the basics of XAML and C# efficiently
  • Take advantage of the design tools in Expression Design

Your Step by Step digital content includes:

  • Files for building skills and practicing the book’s lessons
  • Screencasts to show you exactly how to accomplish tasks
  • Fully searchable eBook

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Welcome to the Silverlight and WPF World
Chapter 2 Exploring the Expression Blend 4 IDE
Chapter 3 Designing an Interface
Chapter 4 XAML and C#
Chapter 5 Animations and Transformations
Chapter 6 Adding Interactivity
Chapter 7 Creating Design Assets
Chapter 8 Resources
Chapter 9 Skinning Controls
Chapter 10 Working with Data
Chapter 11 Using SketchFlow
Chapter 12 Designer/Developer Collaboration
Appendix Author Bios

Book Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (March, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735639019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735639010
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