Expression Blend

Blend makes a perfect UI for your application.

What is Expression Blend

ebMicrosoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend) is a user interface design tool developed and sold by Microsoft for creating graphical interfaces for web and desktop applications that blend the features of these two types of applications. It is an interactive, WYSIWYG front-end for designing XAML-based interfaces for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight applications. It was one of the applications in the Microsoft Expression Studio suite before that suite was discontinued.

Expression Blend supports the WPF text engine with advanced OpenType typography and ClearType, vector-based 2D widgets, and 3D widgets with hardware acceleration via DirectX.

Adding ListBoxItems

Adding ListBoxItems

When you wish to add items to a ListBox control, one approach is to right-click the control on your artboard and select the Add ListBoxItem menu option (a ComboBox control would show an Add ComboBoxItem menu selection). If you take this approach, you add a new...

Locating Controls in your IDE

When you want to add a GUI control to the artboard, you could hunt for a given item on your Tools panel. However, remember that the Tools panel shows you only a selection of commonly used UI controls, grouped by category. If you take a moment to examine your options,...

Creating a simple bouncing ball animation in Blend

What you will learn  In this lesson we will learn how to create a simple bouncing ball animation in blend. What we will do We will create a project in expression Blend in which we will create a simple bouncing ball animation using basic shapes tool in Expression...

Creating a marquee control in Blend

In this article we’ll see how to create a marquee control in WPF or Silverlight application using Expression Blend.

Marquee control is used for scrolling piece of text or image displayed either horizontally across or vertically down on your web site page or application depending on the settings.