.NET 3.0 WPF Tools and Examples
This article will cover:
Brief discussion on the CIDER Visual Studio add-in, which enables VS users to create XAML designs simply by using drag and drop from the toolboxes, as we would for a .NET 2.0 project.
- Expression Blend (previously Expression Interactive Designer, and codenamed Sparkle)
Brief introduction into what Expression Blend looks like.
- Using Expression Blend to create the demo application (attached)
Dissection of the demo app, and how it fits with Blend.
- Visual Studio 2005 integration
Taking a project from Blend (EID, Sparkle) into Visual Studio 2005. This should be enough to get us going, so let's march on.
- The code
Introducing CIDER & Download
My thanks to Sacha Barber
Guide to WPF