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Blend Design View Clearing RRS feed

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  • I run Visual Studio and Expression Blend side-by-side while working on my desktop application. I do this so that I can use the tools Blend offers to build an effective and colorful UI while still being able to debug the code that needs to go along with it. I've noticed, however, that if I run the app from Visual Studio the Design View in Blend will clear out its elements next time Blend gets focus. I have to close and reopen Blend in order to get the Design View back.

    Is there a particular reason for this? Is there some sort of option I can change to avoid this? As of now having to continually restart Blend is a fairly annoying workaround.

    Monday, July 23, 2012 12:34 PM

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  • If you build in Blend after switching back to it do the elements return? I would guess that the build/run in VS deletes the files that Blend was using/running to display elements, but a build in Blend might refresh things. If that doesn't work, does closing the document and re-opening it help?
    Monday, July 23, 2012 2:25 PM
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