So you’re using the WPF Designer to build your slick UI, and you realize you need to go to Expression Blend for some high-end resource authoring. Although Blend lets you invoke VS with a quick gesture (right-click on the solution and click Edit in Visual Studio), going the other way isn’t quite as convenient.

Until now.

Add Blend to Tools|External Tools. Set the Arguments and Initial directory fields as shown in the following screenshot.



Blend appears on your Tools menu. 

Blend on VS menu

Now Blend is just one gesture away!