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) (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.