Merge Visual Studio and Blend for VS
Now that Blend for Visual Studio is very nearly identical in functionality to Visual Studio, why not just make it into one program? I understand that Blend is tailored toward more visual design oriented use, and not everyone needs that all the time. But they don't have to be different programs -- you could provide a per-file setting (like the new option to enable or disable running code in the designer) to switch between the current VS editor and the rich Blend editor. In my opinion, that would be far better than switching between applications (that message saying "your code has been modified by an external source" always makes me uneasy). It would also make it easier for you guys to manage and add more features, because it would now be one program.
Thanks for making Visual Studio awesome!
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