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10 Tips to Spice up Your XAML Apps (Even if you are not a designer!)  

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3:30 PM Saturday
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Most programmers are not artists; but you do not to be in order for your applications to look professional. Just a few little touches such as styles, color gradients, pictures, animation and a few other XAML "magic" tricks and your application can look great! This seminar will present you with a collection of tips that will spice up your Silverlight or WPF applications in no time at all. The best thing is you can do all of these in Visual Studio; no need to learn Expression Blend! You will be shown some great re-usable styles, colors, mirror reflections, gradients, a sample menu system and other XAML techniques that will take your XAML applications from drab to fab! You will walk away with a set of styles and resources that you can put to use in your applications immediately!

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Paul Sheriff

Paul D. Sheriff is the President of PDSA, Inc. (, a Microsoft Partner in Southern California. Paul acts as the Microsoft Regional Director for Southern California assisting the local Microsoft offices with several of their events each year and being an evangelist for them. Paul has authored literally hundreds of books, webcasts, videos and articles on .NET, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone and SQL Server. Paul can be reached via email at Check out Paul's new code generator 'Haystack' at
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