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Blend-O-Rama is a series of 5 lunch and learns designed to take you from zero to hero in Expression Blend. Below is a list of the 5 sessions and the days they're going to be presented.
Each event runs from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Eastern).
By registering for the event, you'll be sent reminders for each of the sessions with a link to the LiveMeeting log in page.
Blend-O-Rama is being presented by self-described "Blend Evangelist" Joel Cochran. The event is being sponsored by Kevin Griffin, and the resources provided by the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group.
An Introduction to Expression Blend
Microsoft Expression Blend is the premier GUI editor for WPF and Silverlight applications.
In this presentation you will receive an introduction to the Blend UI and how to use it
to quickly and easily build an application interface. Topics will include Configuration,
Layout Controls, how to leverage Blend with Visual Studio, and more.
Data Binding in Expression Blend
Data Binding is one of the key features of WPF and Silverlight. This presentation demonstrates
and explains the Data Binding tools and features of Blend. Includes discussions of Data Context, Value Converters, Element Binding, Sample Data and more. With these tools you really can
bind anything to anything.
Templating in Expression Blend
An introduction to using Microsoft Expression Blend to leverage Templating in WPF and
Silverlight applications. Templates provide a powerful way to enact GUI
changes in the application presentation layer without requiring code behind manipulation.
The power of Templating provides unlimited potential for enhancing your GUI.
Animating Business in Blend
Discusses how to use animation to enhance line of business
applications and demonstrates how to create and employ them
in Blend. Topics will include Animations, Triggers, Events,
and the Visual State Manager.
Advanced Topics in Blend
Discusses how to take Blend to the next level. Topics will
include Behaviors, Graphic manipulations, Audio and Video,
Theming, and more.
About the Trainer
Joel Cochran is an Expression Blend MVP, a Blend fanatic, and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (WinForms, WPF). He has been developing in C# since 2003 and is a self-proclaimed "Blend Evangelist". A frequent speaker at User Groups and Code Camps, he enjoys teaching and writing about .NET and other topics. You can find him online at http://www.developingfor.net. Joel has served as the Director of Operations for Stonewall Technologies, Inc., an ISV, in Staunton, VA, since 2000.
Follow Joel on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JoelCochran
About the Sponsor
Kevin Griffin is Microsoft MVP and .NET Developer for Antech Systems, located in Chesapeake, VA. He’s an ASPInsider and the leader of the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group. Additional, he serves as an INETA mentor for the state of Virginia. Often, he can be found speaking at or attending other local user group meetings or code camps. He enjoys working with new technology, and consistently works on being a better developer and building the best software he can.
Follow Kevin on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/1kevgriff
Read Kevin’s Blog: http://www.kevgriffin.com
Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
The Hampton Roads .NET Users Group is a group of developers in the area who are dedicated to expanding their knowledge of technology. We offer meetings on a variety of subjects, and we welcome developers of any skill level. All of our meetings are free and open to the public.