Clipboard (XAML) options

The Clipboard (XAML) pane of the Options dialog box lets you control how XAML code will be written to the Clipboard when you copy and paste between Microsoft Expression Design and XAML-aware applications, such as Microsoft Expression Blend.


Clipboard format   Select from the following options:

  • XAML WPF Canvas   Creates objects that can be animated or manipulated interactively in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), for example in a WPF project in Expression Blend.

  • XAML WPF Resource Dictionary   Treats the content as a collection of reusable assets (or resources) in a WPF project in Expression Blend.

  • XAML Silverlight Canvas   Creates a file appropriate for display in a Microsoft Silverlight application.

Always name objects   Select if you want to give a default XAML name to unnamed objects.

Place grouped objects in a XAML layout container   This option is selected by default. Each grouped object in your Expression Design document will be wrapped in a canvas layout panel.

Text   Select one of the following options:

  • Editable TextBlock   Maintains the text as individual, editable characters, even if the appearance of the text may change. For more information about TextBlock support in Silverlight, see XAML text support.

  • Paths   Maintains the look of the text by converting each character to outlines so that they are no longer editable.

Live effects   Select one of the following options:

  • Rasterize all   Your live effects can be rasterized (or turned into bitmapped images) with this option. This helps maintain the appearance of your artwork as much as possible. If you clear this check box, some objects might be exported as solid lines or fills.

  • Convert to XAML effects   This option exports only those live effects currently supported by XAML code.

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