Where is Expression Blend 5 for Preview developer? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all!

    I just setup VS 11 for developer preview on Win 7 32bit. 

    I want develop metro app. I found and see to make it I need Install Expression Blend 5 for Developer Preview.

    But then I search on Internet and not found it.

    who can help me explain this thing ?

    How to build a metro app on Win 7 ?

    Thanks all.



    Try ....................
    • Moved by Mike Feng Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:06 AM (From:Visual Studio Class Designer)
    Monday, September 19, 2011 7:39 AM


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  • You cannot develop Metro style apps on Win7.  You need to install the Windows 8 developer preview with tools instead.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/  Choose the download link on the right side.

    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:38 PM
  • ok great but now I have installed VS 11 where is Blend 5 that matchs the version as right now the Blend 5 seems to be for VS 11 Express from the iso package


    Marcheur extrême...
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:05 PM
  • Blend 5 for the Windows Developer Preview targets HTML only, not Xaml.  Please see the Known issues with editing Xaml in the Windows 8 Developer Preview post for other options:


    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:16 PM
  • you can not download it

    You must download Windows devloper preview with tools  its come with expression blend 5 Developer Preview



    and you can build it with visual studio 11 who is included with this copy


    DOWNLOAD (4.8 GB)

    Sha 1 hash - 6FE9352FB59F6D0789AF35D1001BD4E4E81E42AF

    All of the following come on a disk image file (.iso). See below for installation instructions.

    • 64-bit Windows 8 Developer Preview
    • Windows SDK for Metro style apps
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 Developer Preview
    • Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
    • 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app

    • Edited by stantan2 Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:35 PM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 3:17 PM