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Figure 8-2. The Expression Blend timeline
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The timeline provides you with structure for all of the animation sequences in your Silverlight application. Instead of the timeline being based on abstract frames, it is based on time, which makes it very straightforward and easy to understand. Also, as you develop your animations, you can quickly navigate to any given time on the timeline to check the appearance of your application at that point.
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Try It Out: Working with Projects in Expression Blend 2
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As you ve learned, one of the key features of Expression Blend 2 is that it integrates directly with Visual Studio 2008 projects. This exercise demonstrates how you can use the two products side by side while creating and editing projects.
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1. Open Expression Blend 2. By default, when you open Expression Blend, you will
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see the splash screen shown in Figure 8-3. If you do not want this screen to appear when you start Expression Blend, you can simply uncheck the Run at startup check box at the bottom left. For now, if this screen appears, click Close to continue with the example.
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Figure 8-3. Startup screen for Expression Blend 2
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2. You should now have an empty Expression Blend workspace. From the main menu, click File New Project. This will display the New Project dialog box. 3. In the New Project dialog box, select Silverlight 2 Application for the project type, and then enter Ch8_BlendProjects for the project name, as shown in Figure 8-4.
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Click OK to create the new project.
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Figure 8-4. Creating a new project in Expression Blend
4. By default, Expression Blend will open the Page.xaml file for editing. In the upper-
right portion of the artboard (which contains the XML) are options to switch between design, XAML, and split-mode view. Click Split to see both the XAML and the design view at the same time, as shown in Figure 8-5.
Figure 8-5. Split-view mode in Expression Blend
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5. Now edit this project in Visual Studio. In the Project panel, right-click the Ch8_BlendProjects project and select Edit in Visual Studio, as shown in Figure 8-6.
This will automatically start Visual Studio 2008 and open your project.
Note Step 5 assumes that you have already installed Visual Studio 2008. If not, you will need to
install that to continue.
Figure 8-6. Editing a Expression Blend project in Visual Studio
6. In Visual Studio 2008, double-click Page.xaml in Solution Explorer. Let s make a
simple change to the application in Visual Studio.
7. Modify the root Grid to add the following code shown in bold, to define a StackPanel with a TextBlock, TextBox, and Button. <UserControl xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" x:Class="ProjectsInBlend.Page" Width="640" Height="480">
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<Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White"> <StackPanel Margin="20" Orientation="Vertical"> <TextBlock Margin="5" Text="Enter Your Name:" /> <TextBox Margin="5" x:Name="txtName" /> <Button Margin="5" Content="Click Me!" /> </StackPanel> </Grid> </UserControl>
With this change, your application should now look as shown in Figure 8-7.
Figure 8-7. The modified Expression Blend project in Visual Studio
8. From the main menu, click File Save All, just to make sure everything is saved. 9. Switch back to Expression Blend. It will prompt you with the File Modified dialog
box, as shown in Figure 8-8. Click Yes. You will see Expression Blend refresh the project so that it reflects the changes you made in Visual Studio 2008.
Figure 8-8. File modification notification in Expression Blend 2
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Pretty nifty, right The same file modification is offered when you do the reverse: make a change in Expression Blend and then go back into Visual Studio. Feel free to try this out yourself. As this exercise demonstrated, Expression Blend and Visual Studio work together seamlessly. You can switch back and forth between the two products without fear of data loss or conflicts.
Note Although usually Expression Blend will be used together with Visual Studio, Expression Blend will
actually pick up on changes to open files caused by edits in any editor.
Exploring the Workspace
Now that we have briefly discussed some of the key features of Expression Blend 2, we will take a look at the different elements of its workspace. Despite its radically new appearance, developers will find many similarities between Visual Studio and Expression Blend. Let s start out by looking at Expression Blend in Animation workspace mode. You enter this mode by selecting Window Active Workspace Animation Workspace from the main menu. Starting at the left, you will see the Toolbox and the artboard, which contains the application and the XAML source. On the right is the Properties panel. Docked with the Properties panel are the Project and Resources panels. At the bottom of the workspace, you will see the VSM panel and Objects and Timeline panel. Let s take a closer look at some of these workspace elements.
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