Expression Blend: A Tool Every
Microsoft Developer Must Have
I have been working with Express Blend since day 1 now and
finally, it is reaching at the point where Blend looks like a good product
every developer should have in his/her arsenal. Version 1 was so bad and the
only reason, I would use is to generate XAML code for my WPF and Silverlight
applications. If you have not looked at Expression Blend yet, check out Getting Started
with Expression Blend 4.
Today, Blend is at the point where if you are a Microsoft
developer, perhaps, you should look into this. This is probably one of the most
productive tools you will find in your arsenal.
So what makes Expression Blend so important now?
Well, with the recent launch of Windows Phone and now
announcements of Mango, Silverlight 5 Beta and Expression Studio 5 Preview,
Blend has become even more vital part of MS development than ever before. If
you have worked or planning to work on WPF or Silverlight, Blend can really
save you some serious time and speed up your development during the user
Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5
With integration with Visual Studio 2010, it makes is just another
tool in Visual Studio.
Check out some useful resources on Expression
Studio on C# Corner.
Here are some more resources: