I’ve already blog’d about the WPF Toolkit & the WPF Ribbon Preview. One of the things that may not be obvious, is how to get started with the new controls. Buried inside the October 2008 Release page is a set of links for control walkthroughs, a nice Hands-in-Lab, and a helpful blog post explaining how to turn on Visual State Manager support for WPF in Expression Blend. They are real easy to overlook. I didn’t notice them the first time. They are below the download links, after the release notes. Yes, I am one of those guys that usually skips over the release notes and documentation and just starts tinkering. I’ll never learn my lesson:). I’ve provide direct links to those resources in case you missed them too!
Thanks to everyone who attended the RIA dinner on June 17th. I promised to publish the deck and code James used as well as some follow up links. Here they are:
Expression on microsoft.com – http://www.microsoft.com/expression/
Expression Community Site – http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx (lots of great resources on the "learn" tab)
Expression Design Forum – http://forums.expression.microsoft.com/en-US/design/threads/
Expression Blend Forum – http://forums.expression.microsoft.com/en-US/blend/threads/
Expression Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/
nibbles: snack tutorials for hungry designers – http://www.nibblestutorials.net/