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New Tutorials and Samples for Blend 2.5
June 9, 2008, 7:07 am
Filed under: Silverlight

Microsoft has just released two great products – Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview and Silverlight 2 Beta 2. That means we have new stuff to learn, so I’ve prepared four new tutorials and two new samples to help you get up to speed with the updates.

Nibbles Tutorials also has new features:

Now you can preview a sample/tutorial before diving into the details (only Silverlight projects have this feature, not WPF ones).

A new way to download projects/samples was implemented. Now a window will open with the options to preview/download. This will fix a security problem with Vista users.



The tutorials cover the new Visual State Manager. The first two tutorials show how to create States to interact with a photo (Introduction to States). The other two show how easy is to create a Button Style from scratch, without using any code, and then apply that style to other buttons (Creating a Button Style).


There are two new samples:

Oxigen 360º view
Peter Blois, from the Expression Team, developed a new Control called Image Sequencer, which has a UI that you can change in Blend – pretty cool!

Grand Piano
This is a WPF and Silverlight 1.0 sample that I was able to re-build in Blend 2.5 (Silverlight 2) in just half-hour using the new Visual State Manager (States).


Hope you enjoy it!



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