“Through the Eyes of Expression Blend” – 10 free online Tutorials on Silverlight using Blend.

These tutorials are for everyone wanting to get to know Silverlight and Expression Blend quickly.  The tutorials have been created to learn about the features of Silverlight by simply drawing, resizing, dragging and dropping elements on the design surface of Blend. No code or prior Silverlight knowledge needed.

The content is provided at a high-level to cover a wide array of topics in a short time. Links to more detailed information are provided at the end of each tutorial.

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1. Drawing an emoticon in Expression Blend
First steps in getting to know the tools and workspace in Blend

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2. Element Transformations
Learn to use Scale, Rotate, Skew and 2.5D Transformations

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3. Get Started with Animation
A Quick Overview on Creating Time-Based Animations

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4. Playing Video with the MediaElement
Using the flexible MediaElement control as a reusable Surface

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5. Arranging Pictures to Learn Layout
Use the Grid, StackPanel, ScrollableViewer and Border to position Images

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6. A Look at Text in Silverlight
Learn about Displaying Text, Font Properties and Embedding Fonts

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7. Import an Adobe Photoshop File into Blend
Convert the assets from a Photoshop file into Interactive Controls

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8. Styling and Skinning Controls
Customize the Look by Setting Properties and Building Templates

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9. Styling and working with Design-Time Data
Explore how Templates and Bindings are used to display dynamic data

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10. Giving Behaviors a Test Drive
A brief overview and walkthrough of the Behaviors included with Blend

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