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  • By: JON123

    I installed VS Prof 2005 then Blend Then VS C# Express 2005. When I goto edit 
    an event handler code it calls up VS PROF. And it says it cannot connect to 
    visual studio. The executables for VS are named different so I want Blend to 
    call VS express, but there is no setting for the name.
    I have also heard intalling Blend after VS Prof 2005 will mess up 
    intellisense.
    Is this true?
    So in short how can I make Blend call Express instead of Prof.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:59 PM

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  • By: Brennon Williams Howdy,

    Blend uses the VSLauncher.exe to determine which version of visual studio to
    open, so you could either change the settings in your registry located by
    doing a search for .csproj

    or you could open up windows explorer, go Tools->Folder Options then select
    the File Types tab, find the csproj type and manually change what application
    opens those types of files from there.

    Cheers
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:55 PM

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  • By: Brennon Williams Howdy,

    Blend uses the VSLauncher.exe to determine which version of visual studio to
    open, so you could either change the settings in your registry located by
    doing a search for .csproj

    or you could open up windows explorer, go Tools->Folder Options then select
    the File Types tab, find the csproj type and manually change what application
    opens those types of files from there.

    Cheers
    --
    www.expressionblend.com
    www.resourcedictionary.com
    www.x-coders.com


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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:55 PM
  • By: Andrei Iacob
    You can't call Visual Studio Express from Blend. Only if you want to open the
    whole code-behind file. But if you want to add an event handler, you get a
    message that says that you need VS Standard or Professional to automate the
    workflow and then the code regarding the Event handler is copied to the
    clipboard.
    I use and recommend VS Professional. The same project in the two programs
    and the workflow is great.

    All the best


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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:56 PM
  • By:Unni Ravindranathan (MS)
    No, it is not true all all - installing Expression Blend should not have any
    effect on Visual Studio including intellisense. If that is not the case,
    please let us know

    Thanks,
    -Unni

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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:57 PM
  • By: sryan
    I've noticed that if I only have Blend open and try to open a code-behind
    file it will open in VS but intellisense does not work. However, if I have
    Blend and VS open and then double-click the code-behind file through Blend
    then intellisense works fine.

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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:58 PM
  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)
    Yes, I think this is not an "issue", or has anything to with Blend. I think
    VS intellisense only works in the context of a project - opening loose cs
    files (which is what happens when you double click on a .cs file) without
    installing Blend would give the same effect.

    As soon as I load a project in Blend, I always right click on the solution
    node in the project pane and edit the entire solution in VS. That way, each
    time I double click on a .cs file, it opens it within that context and
    everything works.

    Thanks,
    -Unni

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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:59 PM