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Working with Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" and Expression Blend

Working with Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" and Expression Blend

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If you are working with a CTP or Beta of Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas”, you will notice that projects and solutions that are created or edited in Visual Studio Orcas cannot be successfully reloaded inside Expression Blend.

To make it easier to work around this issue, we are making available a utility tool that you can use to configure Expression Blend for Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas”. This tool can also be used with the Expression Blend 2 May Preview.

a)      Download and unzip the attachment – BlendConfigurator.zip

b)      Run the executable – BlendConfigurator.exe

c)       Accept the EULA.

d)      Choose the installed location of the version of “Blend.exe” that you want to configure. For example, if you are trying to configure the Blend 2 May Preview, you will find it in the (ProgramFiles)\Microsoft Expression\Blend 1.1 folder.

e)      Click on the “Visual Studio Code Name ‘Orcas’” button to configure Expression Blend for Visual Studio “Orcas”.

Please note that uninstalling Orcas after configuring Blend for Orcas will result in Blend not working unless reconfigured for Visual Studio 2005 using this tool. 

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Attachment: BlendConfigurator.zip
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    In the MSDN Newsgroups, I have been redirected for this tool to solve my problem:

    I have Microsoft Expression Blend Version 1.0.1083.0

    and the new release Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite from MSDN Subscribers.

    I wanted to try out Microsoft Expression Blend. I said open Project, selected the WPF Project which I created in VS2008 and I get the following error:

    "File format version is not recognized. MSBuild can only read solution files between versions 7.0 and 9.0, inclusive."

    I tried this tool and I get the following error:

    http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/4521/orcasblendnullqx9.jpg

    What shall I do now?

    Thanks

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