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  • I installed Expression Blend 3 SDK.  I see it in the Add/Remove Programs window.  When I select Start->All Programs->Microsoft Expression->Microsoft Expression Blend 3 SDK  I only see documentation for Expression Blend 3 SDK.  According to the installation results I was successful.  How do I start Expression Blend 3?  I don't see it from Visual Studio nor do I understand how to start it.  Thanks for your help.
    • Moved by edhickey Monday, June 6, 2011 5:48 PM (From:.NET 3.0/3.5 Windows Workflow Foundation)
    Monday, June 6, 2011 4:19 PM

Answers

  • That is correct - if you find you still need it after the trial period (I believe it is 60 days), then you can purchase it at your favorite software store.
    Ed Hickey http://blogs.msdn.com/b/edhickey/archive/2010/04/21/how-to-post-effectively-in-forums.aspx
    • Marked as answer by John Nichols Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:29 PM
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:04 PM

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  • Hi,

    This is a Windows Workflow forum, so I'm no Expression expert, but let me give it a shot.  You downloaded the Expresssion Blend 3 Software Development Kit, which is an extension to Blend 3, not the product itself.  I found an article regarding Blend 3 here that hopefully will help you out:

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Download-Expression-Blend-3-SketchFlow-RC-116576.shtml

    It looks like you can also get a trial version of Blend 4 here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Blend_Overview.aspx

    Ed


    Ed Hickey http://blogs.msdn.com/b/edhickey/archive/2010/04/21/how-to-post-effectively-in-forums.aspx
    Monday, June 6, 2011 5:48 PM
  • Thanks Ed for the reply.  The install that I used was "BlendSDK_en.msi".  I downloaded from the http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f1ae9a30-4928-411d-970b-e682ab179e17&displaylang=en url.  That was a good idea though.
    Monday, June 6, 2011 6:37 PM
  • Hello Ed.  I will try the site you sent me as well.  Currently I am on the company LAN and I am prohibited from going to that site evidently.

    Monday, June 6, 2011 6:41 PM
  • I went to the site and it wanted to download Expression Blend 4.  According to documentation that I have read, Bend 4 goies with SilverLight 4 which needs to have VS 2010 installed.  Because of timelines that is not an option.  Is there a place where I can get Expression Blend 3?
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 1:49 PM
  • That is strange - I thought I had posted this link for you yesterday, but do not see it here!

    Here is the link for Blend 3:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e82db5e2-7106-419e-80b0-65cce89f06bb

    This should get you up and going.

    Ed


    Ed Hickey http://blogs.msdn.com/b/edhickey/archive/2010/04/21/how-to-post-effectively-in-forums.aspx
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 1:59 PM
  • Thanks Ed.  This may be a dumb question, but if the download is a trial version will this package only be good for a short period of time?

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:02 PM
  • That is correct - if you find you still need it after the trial period (I believe it is 60 days), then you can purchase it at your favorite software store.
    Ed Hickey http://blogs.msdn.com/b/edhickey/archive/2010/04/21/how-to-post-effectively-in-forums.aspx
    • Marked as answer by John Nichols Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:29 PM
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:04 PM
  • Thanks Ed.  For some reason I thought it was part of the MSDN license.  Thanks for the help.  I'll close this.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:28 PM