Creating layout/ navigation with DZC

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I watched the video 'Scenarios' at http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/... at 00:45 it flips through pages of a document, I would like to try this template... I'm not sure if DeepZoom needs to be coupled with 'Expressions' software to achieve this..?

Can you create any type of navigation bar (not just the menu drop-down/ internal links) solely with Deep Zoom Composer? (I'm new to DZC & Expressions)
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Many of the segments in that video use demo Silverlight applications we created at Live Labs. This shows what's possible for a Silverlight developer using Deep Zoom. There aren't specific templates for these experiences; they require Silverlight code to create the specific experience you want.

There is no pre-canned Silverlight template or control for multi-page document browsing using Deep Zoom.

With Deep Zoom (the MultiscaleImage control in Silverlight) you can animate the layout of collection items within the control. Or, you can create multiple instances of the MultiscaleImage control, with each one referencing a different "view" of the same Deep Zoom image collection, and then animate the controls using traditional Silverlight (or Expression Blend) techniques. A single MultiscaleImage control can smoothly animate thousands of items within it. However, the more powerful animation capabilities of Silverlight limits the number of instances of separate MultiscaleImage controls to something much smaller (a few hundred at most, depending on the performance of the client system.)

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I haven't quite got into coding...

Where I'm at?
I have Expression studio 4 installed now...
I was trying to follow this:
http://www.kirupa.com/blend_silverlig...

The default 'Tag Browser' will suffice for now, for simplicity & this blog supposedly lets you update the output size larger/ fullscreen:

http://www.kirupa.com/blend_silverlig...

Yet to do so you need to access the project folder... none seem to be created when I export & I search manually afterwards; also on the export screen at the time the option to choose 'View Project Folder' is always blanked out:



Why do you think this is happening, I've nothing to open in Blend...