Provide features of Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4. Also, mention issues that might occur during the installation of Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4
Part of an attractive desktop application is not only the functionality but the overall design. Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4 is a powerful design tool that can help you create desktop and web applications using a variety of tools, such as prototyping and visual effects. You can even generate sample data faster and with more efficiency. You also can choose from a variety of platforms to experience the power and versatility of creating powerful applications.
Here are some of the features of Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4. Also, discussed are issues regarding the installation of the program:
- Ease of application development using SketchFlow
- Working with behaviors and importing layers
- Issues with regards to installation of Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4
Ease of application development using SketchFlow
Prototyping is essential as it offers your clients the needed specifications and work processes while the design is in progress. Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4 utilizes the SketchFlow feature that can help you and your clients in understanding the flow and general aspects of design. It also helps in understanding on how the design will flow and respond upon usage. Using this tool, you can easily present ideas in a sketchy look that you can reuse or discard. This is an amazing tool to help you map out the structure of application before going into the details of designing and polishing the interface.
Working with behaviors and importing layers
You can use your design layers from other imaging programs and import it to the Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4. Designers need to have a program that smoothly integrates with other software applications to get the things done faster and with more precision. Using behaviors, which are powerful building blocks, can help you gain control of interactivity, the animations and special effects in an application. Through the use of behaviors, you can cut back on the work and time and maximize the opportunity to advance the innovation of your application.
Issues with regards to installation of Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4
Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4 works in Windows® XP (SP3), Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 and Windows® Server 2008 operating systems. You need minimum 1GHz for speed, 1GB of RAM and 2 GB for the hard drive. It is essential to check the antivirus configuration of browser while working on web and desktop application tools. If the antivirus blocks scripts coming in or out, it would be best to address this so that no problem occurs upon usage of Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4. This program also requires the user to have .NET Framework 4 and the Silverlight for infusing applications for web projects.