How to import vector file from Expression design to Expression blend RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    How to import wireframes from expression design to Expression Blend & how to create graphics out of it.

    I created in expression design am pasting in blend (Silverlight Application) nothing is coming..
    While if i am doing same thing for WPF application it is working....

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:41 AM


  • I'm assuming you're using Blend 2.5 and Design 2.

    Try these things. I don't think you can import into Blend from Design but you can easily export from Design to Blend.

    1. In Design, select the element you want (CTRL-A if you want it all).
    2. CTRL-SHIFT-C (copies the underlying XAML to your clipboard).
    3. In Blend, make sure you're in 'Split' view or 'XAML' view.
    4. Paste the clipboard contents where you want it in the text editor.
    If that's not what you need, you can also do this:

    1. Open the Design file.
    2. File -> Export...
    3. In the Export Properties pane, choose the correct format -- 'XAML Silverlight Canvas' or 'XAML WPF Canvas' depending on your needs (you should probably use a Resource Dictionary down the road).
    4. Give it a filename and location and press 'Export All'.
    Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:44 PM