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Start Here!™ Learn Microsoft Visual Basic® 2012 by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 4. Designing Windows 8 Applications with Blend for Visual Studio

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to

  • Open Blend and explore the Blend Artboard and design tools.

  • Use Blend to add controls to a page and enhance the look of Windows 8 applications.

  • Create a storyboard in Blend to add basic animation effects to a user interface.

  • Write event handlers in Microsoft Visual Studio to run animation effects.

YOUR VISUAL STUDIO EXPRESS 2012 SOFTWARE installation includes an application named Blend for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, which provides additional features and design tools for creating the user interface for a Windows 8 application. Although it is possible to create Microsoft Visual Basic programs entirely in Visual Studio (and you’ve ...

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