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Will it blend…?

So, intrigued by some of the stuff I saw @ FOTB I’ve been playing a little with the latest beta of Microsoft’s Expression Blend and trying to get my head around what exactly it does and how.

There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of info or tutorials around at the moment (other than the few that come with it and a couple of handy ones @ ExpressionBlend.com), so I’ve been pretty much making it up as I go along. The result of my first little expriments is this simple analog clock app…

blend_clock.jpg

As I don’t really know if I’m doing this the right way, and to perhaps help others just starting, I’ve made a video walkthough of the creation of the clock and put the source code up for you to have a look at, if anyone knows a ‘better’ way of making this please comment (sorry about the bored cockney voiceover, it’s scary hearing myself speak! :) )

(Edit – just noticed the right click pop-ups don’t show up in the video, sorry about that, must be a Camtasia issue. I’ll try to fix it if I do another video)

UPDATE – 31/01/07 -
Due to popular demand (well, errr, Roger anyway :) ) the video is now available as a downloadable WMV also. Enjoy.

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