Developer/Designer Workflow in WPF

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This screencast demonstrates how developers and designers can work together on a project using Expression Interactive Designer and Visual Studio in conjuntion.  It also shows how to create a custom .dll in Visual Studio to be used in Expression Interactive Designer. You can also download the corresponding code sample.





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    This screencast and the one done this week regarding workflow between EGD and EID are very helpful in showing how to incorporate custom controls into WinFX projects. But I'm having problems with getting it to work well in VS2005.

    Everything works fine if I stay in EID. But the design-time interface in VS2005 is not working. Is this because the Orcas extensions are too rough?

    For example if I add the control in VS2005 by editing the XAML code, the project compiles and runs but I can't see any of the user built controls in the VS toolbox, Intellisense doesn't work, and the build generates lots of errors about missing assemblies even though I have added the control dll as a reference.

    So VS2005 compiles and runs but the design environment is not very good. Am I doing something wrong?

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