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The Future of Expression Blend. Expression Mission. Enable professional designers to create great user experiences with better productivity at a lower cost Help integrate design and designers into the process of software creation. Expression Blend 3 Goals.

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The future of expression blend

The Future ofExpression Blend


Expression mission

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


Expression blend 3 goals

Expression Blend 3 Goals

Enable early-stage design & prototyping

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Make visual design easier for designers

Design with data

Build interactivity without code

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Enable Source Code Control

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Support for Silverlight 3


Sketchflow

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


The future of expression blend

  • Enable early stage design & prototyping


Make visual design easier

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


Make visual design easier for designers

Make Visual Design Easier for Designers


Designing with data

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


The future of expression blend

Designing with Data


Interactivity without code

Interactivity without Code

Introducing Behaviors:

  • Production-quality interactivity appliedwith drag & drop ease

  • A design pattern for reusable interactivity

    Your imagination is the only limit


The future of expression blend

  • Building Interactivity Without Code


Design for developers

Design for Developers

Source Code Control

  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server support

    Improved Code Editing Experience

  • New editor with Intellisense for code & XAML


Expression blend 3

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 www.microsoft.com/expression


The future of expression blend

  • The Future of Expression Blend

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The future of expression blend

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