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Microsoft Expression Blend 3 SDK

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  • Version: 1.0.1340.0
  • Category: Undefined
  • Language: English

The Expression Blend Software Development Kit (SDK) allows you to extend the capabilities of behaviors in Expression Blend.

  • Microsoft Expression Blend 3 introduces behaviors, which are reusable pieces of packaged code that can be dragged onto any object, and then fine-tuned by changing their properties. Behaviors allow you to add interactivity to your applications without having to write any code. The Behavior API consists of three core classes: Trigger, Action and Behavior. This SDK explores how to write each of these components, and contains a few code samples to help you get started. Programming reference topics are provided for both Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft Silverlight. For more how-to and overview information about behaviors in Expression Blend, see the Expression Blend User Guide, available when you install Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow.

    The Expression Blend 3 SDK also contains the following redistributable components:
    • SketchFlow Player
    • Custom VSM for Fluid Layout
    • Font Embedding enhancements
    The Expression Blend 3 SDK is required to view an Expression Blend 3 project that uses any of these components if Expression Blend 3 is not installed.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

    • PC with 1 GHz or faster processor
    • 512 MB of RAM or more
    • 350 MB of available hard-disk space
    • .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1
    • Support for Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 graphics with Windows Vista Display Driver Model (WDDM) Driver, 128 MB of graphics RAM or more, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, 32-bits per pixel
    • DVD compatible drive
    • 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor with 24-bit color
    • Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration and operating system.

Installation Instructions

    1. Click Download (above).
    2. In the Install dialog box, click Run.

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