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  • What are the key differences between Visual Studio 2010 Express and Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone Development?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?




    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:24 AM


  • Visual Studio = Developer Tool

    Blend = Designer Tool


    A designer would feel immediately at home when using Blend, even for the first time (this is based on my experience with the designers I have worked with). I use Blend myself for editing XAML, it's much faster than Visual Studio for all design purposes. Visual Studio on the other hand has intellisense and other cool developer tools.


    I would recommend to learn to use or at least get comfortable with using both tools


    Christian Resma Helle - Commentor A/S
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 7:17 AM