Expression Blend advice please

29 Sep 2008 - 10:40am
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Michael Micheletti

I'm learning Expression Blend / XAML / WPF etc. for a new .NET application
design project. The tool (and WPF underneath) is large and baffling, but I'm
not too worried about that. Practice time will help me grow more proficient,
and I'm decent with C# and XML. I've got a great developer to partner with.

What I would really like to know more about though comes in at a bit higher
level. I'd like to know more about what works (or not) in a Blend project.
Those of you with Blend experience...

- Is there something you built the first time, and then tore out and rebuilt
differently? What was it, and why?

- Is there an architecture that seems to work well for you to integrate many
different pieces of a large and complex application?

- Can you describe a bit of the workflow process between yourself and your
developers? Did your developers create objects first, and then you tie into
them, or the other way around?

- Are there any design practices that have seemed particularly effective
when working with a Blend project?

- Any great 3rd-party control sets you'd recommend?

- Any advice you wished someone had given you when you were a Blend newbie?

Very grateful for any advice you can share. Thanks also to Chris B and David
M for previous helpful threads and comments.

Michael Micheletti


29 Sep 2008 - 5:44pm
Michael Micheletti

Thanks Ambrose, this is great information. The Infragistics control set
caught my eye the other day. Much obliged for the kind help,


On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 3:12 PM, J. Ambrose Little <ambrogio at>wrote:

> ....
> See perspectives and other stuff I referenced.
> HTH.
> --Ambrose

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