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.

 

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Blend appears on your Tools menu. 

Blend on VS menu

Now Blend is just one gesture away!