#194 – Hello WPF World, Love Blend

Let’s create a simple application using Blend.  We’ll just have a single button in a window, which will display a message when you click it.

Use Blend to create a new WPF Application project.

Find a Button on the Assets tab.

Drag it onto your main window.

Left-click to select the button.  Change its Content property to “Hello”.

The button’s content will update in the designer.

Left-click to select the button.  Click on the Events icon in the Properties panel.

Dbl-click in the text area to the right of the Click event.  A Button_Click event handler will be created and you’ll be taken to the code editor.

Erase the “TODO” comment line and add the following line:

    MessageBox.Show("I'm a Blend convert!", "About Me");

Press Ctrl-F5 to run the project.  You’ll see your main window.

Click on the Hello button to see your message.


About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about software development and sailing.

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