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  1. support arithmetic operations on Blend numeric textfields

    why not support arithmetic operations on numeric textfields, it can add a real plus-value to the tool and can improve the productivity of the designer/developer

    example:

    24*7

    480/3

    240*0.8

    24*2+200

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    3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Generate tiles and splashscreen in multiple scales in Blend

    #Design mockup attached to this idea

    Creating all the visual assets for a new app is today a quite heavy process usually done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
    What could be really awesome was if Blend could support a small tool where it would be easy to generate visual assets such as tiles and splashscreens for different kind of apps.

    If Blend could support vector graphics such as AI files, and place them intelligently inside some guidelines for icons, and generate all the scaled assets, and even scale the resize the icon inside depending on the…

    71 votes
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  3. Enable locking of guides.

    Guides interfere with the design surface when dragging or resizing items. The only way seems to hide them which makes them rather useless.

    29 votes
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  4. Include Blend for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Community Edition

    Include Blend for Visual Studio (Desktop Edition to build WPF applications) in the Visual Studio Community Edition

    22 votes
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  5. Search on Resources panel

    I often work on really big projects using Blend, with lot of styles and templates. It would be really helpful for me to have a way an easy way to search across all the application’s resources.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have added this support in Blend that should be available as a part of the Visual Studio “15” wave of products in the very near future.

    We really appreciate the feedback, and please continue to give us feedback so we can make Blend a better product.

    Thanks,
    Unni
    Program Manager, Visual Studio

  6. Make Blend use the same keyboard shortcuts as Visual Studio

    Right now, Blend has it's own set of keyboard shortcuts, and for the most part, they don't match Visual Studios. I would LOVE to see Blend have a keyboard selector like Visual Studio, where it let's me choose which one I want. That way designers used to their other programs can continue to use Blend without change, but so can us VS geeks....uh devs. :>

    PS I was told to enter this here from @VisualStudio from Twitter.

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  7. Add Blend to Open With menu in Windows

    Blend for VS2013 was in Open With menu, but only Visual Studio Version Selector was in suggested apps. Now with Blend for VS2015 it's not even included in Open With menu! Please bring it back at least!

    10 votes
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  8. Make a new Blend for VS 2015 not so black

    Please make color theme for Blend 2015 not so contrast.
    The original Blend color theme was absolutely perfect.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to let you know that we have addressed this suggestion. You may change the theme in Blend for Visual Studio 2015 to resemble the Dark theme available in Blend for Visual Studio 2013 by going to Tools | Options | Environment | General and changing the Color Theme setting to Dark

  9. Enable Selection Of Build Configuration In Blend

    I'm working on a Universal App for W8.1 & WP8.1, I have 3 build configurations Debug (On Device), Debug (On Simulator) & Release.

    Blend always tries to load Debug (On Device) which given that it's targetting ARM results in obtuse & misleading errors being reported by build because the XAML tooling in both Visual Studio & Blend chokes on non-x86 targets.

    If I rename Debug (On Simulator) to Debug, Blend loads it instead.

    I deduce from this that Blend works with the build configuration that is found first alphabetically which is frankly bizarre behaviour.

    Either enable us to select a…

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We redesigned Blend for Visual Studio 2015 to provide you with a great user interface development experience for creating beautiful XAML apps. Blend has a sleek new look consistent with Visual Studio for improved workflow between the two products. As a part of this effort, Blend now has many of the same capabilities as Visual Studio does, including the ability to select build configurations.

    Thanks,
    Unni Ravindranathan
    Program Manager, Visual Studio

  10. Just only build a project in a solution

    In Blend, I can't just only build a project in a solution.

    That make me trouble, I have to no error of solution first.

    But in Blend, I just want make sure my UI correct.

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  11. Could you introduce the Blend 4 feature of 'Make Into Control'?

    In Blend 4, you could select a couple of items in say a Grid, then right click it and select Make Into Control. The only option since then has been to bundle the same type of items in a UserControl. This options is quite nice to quickly put together some prototypes, or add cool custom controls to your WPF application.

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