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The Future of Expression Blend

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  1. The Future ofExpression Blend

  2. Expression Mission Enable professional designersto create great user experiences with better productivity at a lower cost Help integrate design and designersinto the process of software creation

  3. Expression Blend 3 Goals Enable early-stage design & prototyping ~ Make visual design easier for designers Design with data Build interactivity without code ~ Enable Source Code Control ~ Support for Silverlight 3

  4. SketchFlow Created to address issues felt at the start of the software design process: • Top-down & bottoms-up design lets you experiment with ideas • SketchFlow Player lets you try your design at any time • Facilitate communication of design ideas • Easy to gather, evaluate and use stakeholder feedback

  5. Enable early stage design & prototyping

  6. Make Visual Design Easier Embrace the Design Ecosystem • Adobe Photoshop& Illustratorfile format importwith extensive support for layers Fast and Easy Control Skinning • Enhanced editing of visual states • Richer state transitions Focus On Your Art • Redesigned artboard interaction • Better gradient editing

  7. Make Visual Design Easier for Designers

  8. Designing with Data Make it easy to build a data-driven applications: • Sample data • Design applications without access to live data source • Create sample data on the fly • Populate with configurable random data • Drag and drop Master-Detail creation • Better user experience for data binding • Design-time support for Silverlight 3 DataGrid

  9. Designing with Data

  10. Interactivity without Code Introducing Behaviors: • Production-quality interactivity appliedwith drag & drop ease • A design pattern for reusable interactivity Your imagination is the only limit

  11. Building Interactivity Without Code

  12. Design for Developers Source Code Control • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server support Improved Code Editing Experience • New editor with Intellisense for code & XAML

  13. Expression Blend 3 Literally hundreds of features Wide range of powerful tools for production and design Enhanced designer – developer workflow The magicof 3 Download the Expression Blend 3 Preview at

  14. The Future of Expression Blend Remember your session evaluations Session MIX09-C04F

  15. © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.