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Blend for Visual Studio 2013

This two-day course will acquaint you with the tool for designers of users´ interface (UI) Blend for Visual Studio, delivered with Visual Studio 2013 and 2012 installation. The course is designed for both UI designers and developers who already have some experience with UI development in XAML language in Visual Studio 2010 or 2012 environment or used one of the preceding versions of Expression Blend and want to make their work more efficient. During the course you will acquaint yourselves with the main Blend functions, you will learn to create animations, work with templates and styles, with a visual states manager (VSM) and via Behaviours you will learn to add the applications the functionality without the necessity to write a code. You will also learn to create and use the sample data, data-binding and work with data context used, e.g. in proposal sample MVVM. You will also acquaint yourself with the applications prototype creation via SketchFlow and getting the feedback of the early stage of UI design. This course is equivalent to MOC10553 course.

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Praha2 8 400 CZK included in course price 20
Brno2 8 400 CZK included in course price 20
Bratislava2 290,00 EUR included in course price 20

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Who is the course for

The course is designed for developers and designers of WPF platform or Silverlight.

Required skills

Experience with platform .NET programming could be advantage

Teaching methods

Instructor-led classroom training with practical examples, hands-on labs.

Teaching materials

Printed study materials.

Course outline


Familiarization with Blend user interface
Basic regimes of display
Adjustment to design
Keyboard shortcuts

Proposal of common users´ interfaces UI
Creation of common UI
Use of styles, templates and resources
Creation of animations

Advanced XAML concepts
VSM (Visual State Manager) and working with states

Working with data

Creation and use of sample data
Use of various data during the design (design-time) and running (run-time) of applications
Working with data context


Creation of prototype
Testing of prototype + getting the feedback

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