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NuGet package for Expression Blend behavior assemblies? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm not quite sure where to post this, but I figured I've give a shot here. Is there any chance of Microsoft putting up an official NuGet package for the Expression Blend behavior assemblies?

    I'm talking about packaging up the assemblies like System.Windows.Interactivity and Microsoft.Express.Interactions that are necessary for creating new behaviors in a project.

    Obviously I could create my own personal package, but it would make more sense for Microsoft to provide an official package for the redistributable assemblies.


    SBussinger
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:10 PM

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  • There is already a package, the Expression Blend SDK, it is an MSI installer.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d197f51a-de07-4edf-9cba-1f1b4a22110d&displaylang=en

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=75e13d71-7c53-4382-9592-6c07c6a00207&displaylang=en

     

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, I already know about the Blend SDK as it's currently the only official source for the assemblies. What I'm asking about is a NuGet package. If you're not familiar with this Microsoft project, check out http://nuget.org or http://nuget.codeplex.com/documentation.

    Since lots of other projects depend upon the Blend behavior assemblies, it makes sense to package them up in a more easily digestible format. NuGet is new, but it's a much more convenient way to utilitize these sorts of dependencies in a Visual Studio project.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:22 PM
  • +1 - having these in NuGet would be goodness.
    Kevin Moore, Partner, Pixel Lab
    Friday, July 22, 2011 9:36 PM
  • Please add to NuGet, very compelling!
    Shimmy
    Sunday, January 8, 2012 8:44 AM
  • I don't know why Microsoft hasn't done this. I added the nuget packages now. Unfortunately, since there's not an SDK (or version 2) of this for WPF, I decided to broke it in two packages, one for WPF and one for Silverlight. 

    https://nuget.org/packages/Blend.Interactivity.Silverlight

    https://nuget.org/packages/Blend.Interactivity.Wpf

    You can use this to remove the dependency on the SDK and make it easier to get up and running and being able to compile projects that depend on Microsoft.Expressions.Interactions.dll. 

    Keep in mind that this package only includes the redist assemblies, but it doesn't have the templates or help files that are part of the dlls. It also does NOT include the prototyping libraries. I think that could be a different package, but since I'm not using it, I can't really verify that nuget package will work. 

    If someone from the Expression team sees this, please let me know so I can transfer ownership of the package. 

    Regards, 

    Miguel 

    Monday, May 14, 2012 1:41 AM