Jason Ipock



Jason Ipock is a Software Engineer with the RDA Corporation and has over 15 years experience in software design, development, and testing. Jason has been involved with user interface design on three different electronic medical record systems, in technologies including Silverlight, ASP, ASP.NET, WPF, and traditional WinForms. Most recently, he is working with a national chain to update and improve their existing EMR software. In addition, Jason is a co-lead in RDA’s Architectural Guidance practice group, promoting new technologies and design patterns.

Basic Expression Blend for Developers

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 am in 08

XAML code can appear simple at first, but when you start adding animations, gradients, and other visual elements, manually editing a XAML file can be error prone and an endless source of frustration. Expression Blend is a tool that often overlooked during WPF, Silverlight, or Windows Phone development simply because it seems more appropriate for artists or designers. This session will go over basic XAML creation in Expression Blend and help developers get comfortable with Blend. Subtopics will include:

* A initial review of the different windows in Blend.
* The different brushes and how they’re used
* Creating sample data in Blend for data binding.
* Creating animations
* Using styles and shared resources
* Using blend with Visual Studio