Now that many of you have had the opportunity to check out Kirupa’s Visual Studio Toolbox episode on Channel 9 for visually building HTML apps using Blend you are probably wondering where is the video for XAML authoring? Look no further! I met with Robert Green last week and we walked through building out a simple Metro app starting with the Grid app project template. You can view the recording below (or download a high-quality MP4):
During this video I used both the XAML Designer in VS and Blend, highlighting the similarities and differences for each product. Highlights include some tips and tricks for quickly creating the object hierarchy, laying out your scene, adding animations and transitions, and new tooling specific to Metro app controls and app design.