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Posssible Bug in Expression Blend?? RRS feed

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  • Hi There,

    We all know that VS2008 is great for debugging code but lousy for designing screens and Expression Blend is great for designing screens but lousy for ... So I use both for design and debugging.

    Recently, while designing a Silverlight Page, I reviewed the corresponding behind-code page in Expression Blend. It appears that this was a no-no.

    When I went back to VS2008, the application executed as expected, but when I went to delve into the code, I noticed that the drop-down at the top of the code page was gone, thus depriving me of the ability to directly select methods and elements within the page. This severely impedes my productivity. I also noticed that this problem applied to all code pages within the application.

    Since I've been working with VS for over 11 yrs and never experienced anything like this, I suspect the problem is with Expression Blend.

    I searched all over VS to see whether I could correct the problem. No success. I even created a new application in VB, created a new page, copied both the XAML and VB code from the old pages into these new pages and then copied everything into a new page in the old site (where I used Expression Blend), Once copied into the old site
    the new page lost the ability to show the drop down list.

    Has anybody had any experiences like this? Is this an EB bug or did I just screw up somewhere?

    Thanks for your help,
    Sean

    Saturday, October 31, 2009 3:36 PM

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  • Hi Sean,

    I have never heard of this problem before, unfortunately. Opening a code file in Expression Blend should be fine - is it possible to see if anything in the .vbproj file changed as opposed to a new project where VS seems to work fine?

    Thanks,
    Unni
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    Monday, November 2, 2009 5:39 AM
  • Hi Unni:

    Unfortunately, I reconstructed the project in order to get moving, so I cannot answer your question. However, the only time I get a similar page (without the drop-down) is if I use VS2008 to open a vb file and not a project which I consider normal. Somehow, Expression Blend stripped the vb (code behind) file  within the project of its links to the project. Does this make any sense?

    Thanks,

    Sean
    Monday, November 2, 2009 11:45 PM