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If you are a developer or designer who is creating cutting edge user interface experiences using Microsoft Expression Blend you've just found a great resource!  The purpose of this site is to share our experience with this brand new product.  As with any new piece of software there is a ton to discover.  Bugs will be revealed and workarounds discovered, hopefully this can be a resource to share in the discovery process!

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Author: Sean Cullinan Created: 11/15/2007 5:23 PM
I am certain that as I move forward with my development using expression blend I will discover useful information and also need some help. The purpose of my blog is to catalog and share what I discover and also to learn from visitors as I hit any roadblocks.

Adventures in Multibinding
By Sean Cullinan on 1/30/2008 8:12 PM
Multibinding is a very cool feature of's how I used it to return different images based on a number of fields in the bound data object
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Blend doesn't correctly support ResourceDictionaries from other projects in your solution (Updated)
By Sean Cullinan on 1/30/2008 6:04 PM
Cannot display designer for a control that had a merged resource dictionary from a different project in your solution ( worked today)
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Webservices and problems
By Sean Cullinan on 1/28/2008 4:21 PM
One of the things that we haven't figured out in Blend is how to seamlessly integrate it with .net webservices that return is our workaround with a pitfall that we found.
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Focus in WPF was behaving like my Ford Focus...
By Sean Cullinan on 1/28/2008 11:45 AM
It was a bit confusing but thanks to Kris' Blog I learned about how Visiblity interacts with Focus...
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Datatemplate trick
By Sean Cullinan on 1/24/2008 9:52 PM
Easy way to create datatemplates
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Important Fact about the ItemsCollection and fun with comboboxes
By Sean Cullinan on 1/24/2008 9:42 PM
After hours of struggling I learned an important lesson...Items are NOT derived from Dependency Objects
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Getting to the bottom of Dependency Properties
By Sean Cullinan on 1/22/2008 5:12 PM
I've done a ton of reading but when it came down to it I was still confused as to what the difference was between a dependency property and a regular's what I figured out
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Timelines and resources
By Sean Cullinan on 1/18/2008 4:47 PM
Storyboard Timelines don't work with resources
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Debugging a Web Service with WPF client
By Sean Cullinan on 1/4/2008 3:52 PM
How to debug a webservice with a WPF client
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Basic problem when changing the name of startup form
By Sean Cullinan on 1/4/2008 3:51 PM
This "bug" has been in vb .net since the first inception...and its still present in VS 2008.
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