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Blend has events, but VS 2008 doesn't? (Reggie) - 1/2/2008 6:12 AM PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • By: Reggie


    Does anyone know if VS2008 will have the same ability that Blend has for 
    creating events?
    
    i.e. Blend has a visual property list of available events, but VS 2008 
    doesn't !?!
    
    I don't need any of the other fancy items on EB and I don't want to spend an 
    astonishing $500 just to get a visual list of events.
    
    Will events be added to VS2008?
    Friday, February 22, 2008 3:24 PM

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  • Corrado Cavalli [MVP]


    > Will events be added to VS2008?
    I presume there won't be any addition (patch excluded) until next release)


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    Friday, February 22, 2008 11:31 PM
  • Shimon Sim


    You can add events using XAML. With IntelliSense support it is very easy.

    "Reggie" <Reggie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A9D2F49E-B7E9-4E01-A929-C75B97FC6F8C@microsoft.com...
    > Does anyone know if VS2008 will have the same ability that Blend has for
    > creating events?
    >
    > i.e. Blend has a visual property list of available events, but VS 2008
    > doesn't !?!
    >
    > I don't need any of the other fancy items on EB and I don't want to spend
    > an
    > astonishing $500 just to get a visual list of events.
    >
    > Will events be added to VS2008?
    Friday, February 22, 2008 11:31 PM
  • Brennon Williams


    Howdy Reggie,
    
    Your cash gets you more than just events in a visual list... Just this 
    afternoon I was rebuilding the Listview control 100% customised.. Blend 
    showed me the acurate depiction of my work.. Visual Studio (try as it may) 
    just showed a box in the browser :-( ... 
    
    If you dont intend to design anything too complex than sure VS is your 
    tool.. as long as you have named your controls, you can just type:
    
    this.<<control name>>. 
    
    inside the constructor and you should see a list of all your events, 
    properties and methods etc.. or you could look at the class designer or event 
    view in VS for more static displays.
    
    
    Before you make that decision though, I want you to think about a few things 
    because it is more than just events...
    
    Come anytime in future that you need animations, triggers, simple 
    databinding wizards, resource dictionary editing, 100% visual depiction in 
    design time (as opposed to runtime only) then Blend is the only tool of 
    choice.
    
    Play around with the preview versions for awhile.. try and make a really 
    complex UI that is esthetically pleasing (not just standard controls) and 
    then make your decision. As always, if you need any help, we are all here to 
    try.
    
    Cheers
    -- 
    Want to learn how to use Blend and visual studio?
    
    http://www.learnexpressionstudio.com
    http://www.expressionblend.com
    http://www.x-coders.com
    
    
    "Reggie" wrote:
    
    > Does anyone know if VS2008 will have the same ability that Blend has for 
    > creating events?
    > 
    > i.e. Blend has a visual property list of available events, but VS 2008 
    > doesn't !?!
    > 
    > I don't need any of the other fancy items on EB and I don't want to spend an 
    > astonishing $500 just to get a visual list of events.
    > 
    > Will events be added to VS2008?
    Friday, February 22, 2008 11:31 PM