Blend Tutorials



During the month of October 2009 I am running a 22 post Basic Blend course marathon! These posts will be aimed at the beginner Expression Blend user and aim to get that user to a level where they are competent using the tool.

The 22 posts have already been planned out and will be released 1 per working week day over the entire month of October. The posts are listed below and will slowly be unlocked day by day starting on Thursday the 1st:

The 22 post ‘Learn Blend in a Month’ tutorials

Responses to “Blend Tutorials”

  1. I am looking forward to read your articles- Thank You

    Clarence Liverpool at September 28, 2009 1:50 pm
  2. Very useful articles for those of us learning Silverlight from scratch. Did not get enough tuition on the “Using the 3D tools to animate in Blend ” though. You were too brief.

    Mandla Sibanda at November 19, 2009 6:50 am
  3. Hi, I am a new user of Silverlight and would like to ask …
    I made a set of horoscopes ( totally 12 projects) and now I regreat and want to put all of them into a new project as a library and I wonder if there’s any way to do that….>_< I tried to copy all of them, but later find the animation in the storyboard will be disappeared if I do that….thank you so much!

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  2. Drawing tools in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 6, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Importing artwork from other tools into Blend [...]

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  4. Using gradients in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 7, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Drawing tools in Blend [...]

  5. Using Images and Video in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 8, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using gradients in Blend [...]

  6. Using Blurs and Shadows in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 9, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using Images and Video in Blend [...]

  7. Animating with Storyboards in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 12, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using Blurs and Shadows in Blend [...]

  8. Adding easing and inertia to your animations in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 13, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Animating with Storyboards in Blend [...]

  9. Using the 3D tools to animate in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 14, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Adding easing and inertia to your animations in Blend [...]

  10. Using the Canvas element in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 15, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using the 3D tools to animate in Blend [...]

  11. Using the Grid element in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 18, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using the Canvas element in Blend [...]

  12. Using the Stack Panel in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 19, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using the Grid element in Blend [...]

  13. The differences between Text Box and Text Block in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 20, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using the Stack Panel in Blend [...]

  14. Creating buttons and using States in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 21, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month The differences between Text Box and Text Block in Blend [...]

  15. Changing the Mouse Icon graphic in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 22, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Creating buttons and using States in Blend [...]

  16. Out-the-box controls in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 23, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Changing the Mouse Icon graphic in Blend [...]

  17. Using Resources to share styling in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 26, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Using Behaviors to get things moving in Blend [...]

  18. Travel and Microsoft Silverlight (,October 28, 2009)

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  20. Legally using non-standard fonts in Silverlight and Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,October 31, 2009)

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  21. Using Behaviors to get things moving in Blend » Silverlight Buzz (,November 15, 2009)

    [...] Learn Blend in a Month Out-the-box controls in Blend Using Resources to share styling in Blend [...]

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