Because of the Silverlight(new naming for WPF/E), you may need to create a lot of XML based graphic and its action/movement. MicrosoftÂ® Expression Blendâ„¢ is the professional design tool to create engaging web-connected experiences for Windows. So Microsoft is also announce that Free trial version of Expression Blend is ready to be download since 3rd May 2007. Please read the following,
MicrosoftÂ is pleased to present a trial version of Expression Blend. This fully functioning version will expire 60 days after installation.
For more information about the .NET Framework 3.0, see the .NET Framework 3.0 Development section of the Windows Software Development Kit. Please also refer to 3rd-party books that are good resources for learning WPF.
In order to edit code, if you do not have MicrosoftÂ® Visual StudioÂ® 2005 installed, you will also need a free copy of a Visual Studio 2005 Express edition from the Visual Studio Express Web site (choose either the Visual Basic or C# edition).
- Download and install Expression Blend.
- Download and install Visual Studio 2005 Express (Visual Basic or C#).
Windows XP SP2: