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Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Using the workflow between Visual Studio 2010 and Blend 5

Applies to Silverlight 4 and 5

Expression Blend (currently at version 5) is part of Microsoft's Expression Suite. It's a designer tool that allows designers to create compelling user experiences for use with WPF and Silverlight. While aimed at designers, it's a tool that should be in a Silverlight developer's toolbox as well. In some areas, it offers a richer designer experience than that of Visual Studio. One of the best examples of this is the timeline that makes it easy to create time-based animations.

In this recipe, we'll look at how Visual Studio and Blend integrate. When used together, they help us create our applications faster. In Chapter 2, An Introduction to Data Binding, we'll ...

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