Blend for Visual Studio 2015

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Blend for Visual Studio 2015 has been redesigned to remain the preferred tool for creating beautiful user interfaces for XAML apps. Blend has a sleek new look consistent with Visual Studio to improve the workflow between the two products. In addition, the Blend team leveraged Visual Studio technologies to improve the IDE, including better a solution explorer and source control support. Even better, XAML IntelliSense and basic debugging capabilities are also now available in Blend. This video will provide you with an overview of the new Blend.


Windows, XAML







The Discussion

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    I am excited about some improvements you showed in the demo specially the XAML intelisense part.

    On the other hand the new look design disappointed me alot specially the blue highlight color which makes me crazy. Believe it or not I use Blend more than visual studio sometimes. Personally, I don't want to have Blend look like Visual Studio because if that's the case why do we need Blend at all. So it would be better to keep the look of Blend more like a Design tool than making it look like as Visual Studio because the usage is completely different.

    Thank you.

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    Unni ​Ravindranat​han

    Great feedback Ali, I will take it back to our team. Please also feel free to get in touch with me directly at unnir at microsoft dot com. I would love to hear where we can do better.

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    Alex Perez

    I agree with Ali, I love the specific layout that Blend has over Visual Studio, as a UI Designer, I spend my days and nights inside Blend. I also saw that Visual Studio 2015 has this features where you can save your layout workspace. This could be an awesome featured for Blend as well.

    I do LOVE all of the new features that you are bringing to Xaml and Blend. GREAT WORK there. Super excited to give it a try!

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    Unni ​Ravindranat​han

    Alex, Blend for VS 2015 also has similar experiences for saving and loading custom workspaces.

    Thanks for your feedback, please keep it coming!

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