May 2010 Entries
Recycle Reuse -- put a new face on a standard template with Blend

Come join us at the Dallas XAML User group on 6/1/2010 where we will start with the standard MediaPlayer control and customize the style to fit my project.  We focus on some styling tips and tricks to make your content more flexible and orgainized.  In this presetentation expect to be exposed to template parts, styling resources, visual state manager, behaviors, and structure and functions of the MediaPlayer.  If you want to work with us, please bring a laptop with Expression Blend 4 installed (http://www.silverlight.net/getstarted/).  The standard MediaPlayer control is included with Expression Encoder.

Look Ma, No VS 2010

Thank you, UT Dallas .NET User Group, for asking me to come talk about Blend.  I had a blast.  We went through a lot of the basics to get started with Blend but remember, that was just to get you started.  In no way was it comprehensive and a lot of those examples were derived just to show a capability.  Go forth and explore.

Not bad for first presentation but there are things I will do better next time (already)
http://www.blip.tv/file/3646186
http://www.blip.tv/file/3647988

Here was the resource list for the meeting:
expression.microsoft.com
www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox
www.silverlight.net
victorgaudioso.wordpress.com
www.facingblend.com/blog
adamkinney.wordpress.com
channel9.msdn.com/shows/SilverlightTV

Here are some additional resorces for WP7:
http://electricbeach.org/?p=671
http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/WP7TrainingKit/
http://chriskoenig.net/

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