Blend 5 and Visual Studio 11: Awesome

Blend 5 and Visual Studio 11: Awesome

Rate This
  • Comments 2

If you download and install Blend 5 and Visual Studio 11 you will find these tools totally awesome.  However, make sure to not load them on Windows 7, Vista or XP, they don’t work on those operating systems.

To get the operating system that these products will run on, you will need to go to this website first:

http://bit.ly/blend5awesomedownload1

Then download the Visual Studio 11 and Blend for Visual Studio 11, they are in the same download package

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

Since this is a beta for everything, bear in mind that there may appear to be a focus on specific technology like HTML5, javascript, etc. but the bottom line is that this is a developer preview.  The XAML and silverlight components are not included.  You will need to download and install Expression Blend for Windows Phone, etc. for those tools.  It messy, but there you are. 

Give it a try and see what you think. 

Leave a Comment
  • Please add 6 and 1 and type the answer here:
  • Post
  • VS 11 is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. There is NO tool support for developing xaml

  • Eric,

    What?  VS11 does have XAML development support.  You can use Blend 5 or the Visual Studio 11 IDE.  Did you confuse Silverlight with XAML?  

    Not sure about your comment.

    Let me know.

Page 1 of 1 (2 items)
Generic Content

Legal Note:

  1. The author, Sam Stokes, is an employee of Microsoft
  2. There is no guarantee that anything I write is correct, I do try to make sure that what I write is correct.
  3. Use anything written in this blog at your own risk
  4. Test what I write about before using the information
  • Sometimes posts will disappear because I realized that they really don't fit with the total chaos of what I write about
  • Links are tested and available on date of publication, what others do with their links are out of my control

Restrictions:

  • Whatever I write on this blog is unedited by management or anyone, which should be obvious from the randomness of the blog.  I simply write about things I like.
  • Microsoft does not restrict me in anyway, so I generallyblather about whatever I want to.
  • For personal reasons I will not write about:
    • Company confidential stuff, mainly because Microsoft is more transparent than any company I have ever worked for.
    • Other people unless they give me permission to write about them