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Like we mentioned earlier this week, new preview versions of Expression Blend 2.5 and Deep Zoom Composer have been released today. You can download them from the following locations:
Both versions coincide with the launch of Silverlight 2 Beta 2, and they both have some cool new features besides just allowing you to create content targeting the latest version of Silverlight 2.
We’ll have follow-up posts shortly giving you an overview of what some of the new features are. In the meantime, please visit the following page for a summary of the changes and some training videos to help you get started.
EDIT: The link for Deep Zoom Composer doesn’t seem to be working, so please use the Alternate Link if you are unable to download from the official link.
Karl - thanks for that feedback. We believe we have fix for all three issues. For issue 3, if you export as JPG, the issue should no longer be evident.
Ian - this isn't an issue that it seems like we haven't encountered, so I do apologize for continuing to ask diagnostic questions as opposed to giving you possible soutions. Are you able to install Blend 2.5 in Safe Mode?
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Not sure I understand - the Windows Installer Service cannot be started in Safe Mode, so I am not sure how I would install Blend in Safe Mode.
Ian - I guess one alternative would be to uninstall your March 2008 Preview before attempting to install the June 2008 Preview.
Este add-on para Visual Studio 2008 le permite utilizar .NET para crear sitios web con Silverlight 2
One more issue I found:
Composer thinks the picture at this location is not a valid image:
However, other software I was using accepted the image.
Have tried this - the June Preview still does not install. Is there no log of the installation process that could be used to debug this problem?
Ian - sure, try running the following command:
msiexec.exe -i Blend_en.msi -l*v Blend_en.log
Please e-mail that log file to kirupac[at]microsoft.com
When you export the images, why aren't they aligned as you aligned them in composer-mode? They get aligned all over the place? Bug or Feature?
I have seen the same issue Ian had experienced. I had reinstall Silvelight again, reboot etc to get Silverlight working. Now I am hesitant to install Blend although I would like to. Is the issue Ian was experiencing resolved or have you found a fix for it?
What version of Blend are you trying to install? The issue with Ian's install was something different - it had to do with nuances of our licensing mechanism.
If you install our latest version, Blend 2 SP1 preview, and run into issues, please let me know and I can forward it to some colleagues who can help you.
What is the difference between an Image Collection and a Composition In Deep Zoom Composer?
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