October 16, 2009
Version: Microsoft Expression Blend 2.0.1523.0
- Provides relative ease in creating animated media intensive user interfaces for Windows .Net application systems. - Provides design time options for WPF and Silverlight UI design. - Has some comprehensive time line editor functionality.
- Have to install the service pack to get Silverlight 2.0 functionality. - In order to effectively install the service pack you have to install the Silverlight 2.0 SDK or the service pack will fubar Blend 2.
The tool is by far some of the most insightful and thought provoking instances on the capacity and expanse of what the .Net Framework is becoming. Blend, itself, is designed using the .Net and WPF frameworks as well as some "Blend" stylized interface elements. "Blend was designed using Blend." I bought the Expression Studio suite and I could hardly put Blend down. I was animating every user interface I touched. I was possessed by nerds -- i swear it!
Excellent tool suite and Blend in particular is a magnificent piece of functional, utilitarian art.