Tool Shed Tooltip #27 - Expression Blend 3 - Behaviors

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Are you tired of writing wire up code, based on events in WPF or Silverlight, like storyboard1.Begin() on a mouse click event? Join Bill Reiss, Microsoft Silverlight  MVP as he dazzles you in the new drag and drop functionalty of Silverlight behaviors in Expression Blend 3. This should save quite a bit of time and provide a great re-usable model for event handlers in WPF or Silverlight development.

What is it? Behaviors allow you to attach functionality to visual elements to make them behave a certain way, such as drag and drop or physics.
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Example Problem(s) it solves
adds extra  functionality to xaml elements
easily attach behaviors to elements with no code
Installation Notes: Behaviors  require free Blend 3 SDK for Silverlight and WPF, installed with Blend 3, is  available separately.

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