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Where is the Blend for Visual Studio 2012

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  • Just started to read Kraig Brockschmidt's new book (Programming Windows 8 apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript). On page 62, Kraig makes a strong recommendation for using Blend:

    Now Blend is free and also supports HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I emphasize that latter point because it doesn’t just load markup and styles: it loads and executes your code, right in the “Artboard” (the design surface), because that code so often affects the DOM, styling, and so forth.

    After some searching all I was able to find is Blend for VS 2012 Express, which is not a good option as I am using the VS 2012 Premium. Any advices?


    Nik

    Monday, January 21, 2013 4:50 AM

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  • During the installation of VS there should have been some optional componentes, one of them is Blend for Visual Studio. If you have your VS media handy, run it again and see if it prompts to add these optional components and select Blend for Visual Studio.
    • Marked as answer by Nik Ivancic Monday, January 21, 2013 6:23 PM
    Monday, January 21, 2013 12:23 PM

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  • During the installation of VS there should have been some optional componentes, one of them is Blend for Visual Studio. If you have your VS media handy, run it again and see if it prompts to add these optional components and select Blend for Visual Studio.
    • Marked as answer by Nik Ivancic Monday, January 21, 2013 6:23 PM
    Monday, January 21, 2013 12:23 PM
  • Thank you Ealsur. In the mean time I took a different approach as suggested on the page at Developer downloads for programming Windows Store apps While this resulted with the installation of VS 2012 Express in addition to my VS 2012, I also got the blend.

    Your advice is better than my solution so I marked it as Answer


    Nik

    Monday, January 21, 2013 6:23 PM