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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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28.5. Building a WPF User Interface with Expression Blend

Visual Studio 2010 provides a solid WPF-editing experience; and, if you so choose, you can use the IDE for all of your XAML editing. However, for complex applications, your work load will often decrease considerably if you use Blend to generate the markup, and then open the same project in Visual Studio to tweak the markup (if needed) and author code.

On a related node, Blend 3.0 ships with a simple code editor; while it is not anywhere near as powerful as Visual Studio, you can use this built-in C# editor to add code quickly to the UI event handlers during development.

28.5.1. Getting to know the Key Aspects of the Blend IDE

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