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Microsoft Expression StudioMicrosoft Expression Studio is a family of tools for professional designers building web and Windows client applications and rich media content.
The Microsoft Expression Studio family of products includes:
These products can be purchased individually or as a bundle called Expression Studio.
Expression Studio 4 is here. A free trial version is available.
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Microsoft Expression Web 3 Service Pack 2
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Expression Blend 4 Service Pack 1
Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone
Building a Zune Website with Expression Blend 3 Starter Kit
Creating a ColorSwatch with Expression Blend 3 Starter Kit
Expression Encoder 4
Microsoft Encoder 3 QFE
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Top issues with Expression Blend
Path object used for custom scroll thumb does not resize properly
Error message: "The file 'Properties' could not be added to the project. A file with the same path already exists."
Error messages in Microsoft Expression Blend: "The Clipboard text could not be pasted" and "The following event handler will be copied to the clipboard".
Top issues with Expression Design
Troubleshooting Startup Problems with Microsoft Expression Design
Expression Design stops responding (hangs) when you try to open an Adobe Illustrator file that contains a mesh gradient
Error message when you open a .design document in Expression Design: "Missing Image Report"
Pressure sensitivity does not work with default stroke
Top issues with Expression Media
Expression Media cannot open Expression Media Notepad (.ivn) files
Expression Media may crash when you drag a .tif file in Thumbnail view in Expression Media
Expression Media cannot correctly display the event date when you type a date that is before 1/2/1904 in the Event Date field
Top issues with Expression Web
Expression Web 3 crashes during import if the Folder List Panel is closed
Expression Studio 3 applications take an unusually long time to install
Expression Web 3 crashes during setup
"Not a Valid Win32 Application" error trying to install Expression Web 3
Error -2147024873 during installation of Expression Web 2 or Studio 2
Computer restarts or blue screens after launching Expression Web 3 on Windows XP
Expression Web 3 crashes while starting up on Windows XP SP3
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