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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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 Sean Cullinan Minimize
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.

Massive listbox performance improvement and loading resources from resource dictionaries
By Sean Cullinan on 5/23/2008 2:16 PM
My WPF was not performing very well and I could't figure out why. Listboxes were terribly slow to render and even slower to scroll, and performance was sluggish overall. I found out what was wrong, it involved loading resource dictionaries. Here are some things I've learned that massively increased the performance of my app!
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Expression Studio 2 released...but be prepared to empty your wallet
By Sean Cullinan on 5/5/2008 10:52 AM
MSFT announces release of Expression Studio 2, unfortunately those who bought Expression Studio prior to 2/24/2008 will have to pay to upgrade.
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I'm back with an interesting note on COM Interop
By Sean Cullinan on 4/24/2008 2:16 PM
Spent 2 days figuring out why my events weren't working...lets just say that my findings underscore the necessity of details
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VS 2008 + webservice objects = slow intellisense
By Sean Cullinan on 3/14/2008 3:58 PM
When using a large webservice object intellisense is incredibly slow, MS has a workaround.
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WPF Resource Dictionary Browser for DrawingImages
By Sean Cullinan on 3/12/2008 7:01 PM
I created a new utility to allow visual browsing of a resource dictionary file that contains only drawing images...and now I share it with you!
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.NET 3.5 Client Product Roadmap Posted
By Sean Cullinan on 2/20/2008 10:35 AM
ScottGu's blog posts the future of .net 3.5
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Vista SP1 Installed
By Sean Cullinan on 2/16/2008 9:38 PM
I finally got it downloaded and installed on my Dell D820...here's how it went.
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Become a Microsoft Partner...get discount on licenses
By Sean Cullinan on 2/14/2008 10:04 AM
Microsoft Partner Program and Action Pack...a deal too good to pass up on?
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How to find the absolute position (point) of any control on your form
By Sean Cullinan on 2/11/2008 10:25 PM
This seems like it should be so easy to do but I struggled with it for about 30 minutes...hopefully you won't have to
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The planerator....simple 3d graphics that even a non-math person like myself can use!
By Sean Cullinan on 2/7/2008 6:31 PM
Greg Schechter created this wonderful 3d graphics piece in WPF....I converted his C# to VB and posted it here.
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