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  1. Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

    Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

    I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

    In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

    Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

    Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

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      50 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please bring back the "Photoshop" import option in Blend 2015

      If Photoshop importer is not supported in Blend 2015, it impedes our migration plan to Blend 2015 and we'll have to keep using Blend 2013.

      We recognize that one of the advantages of WPF is that it can separate design from logic.
      We place orders of screen designs to companies who specialize in design and we don't put the ability of using Blend as the basis of selection.
      Designers deliver products in the form of Photoshop or Illustrator. Our current partner delivers with Photoshop format.

      If we can't import Photoshop file directly, we have to create XAML with referencing the…

      628 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add official support for Blend Extensions

        Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

        [Blend team response]
        In addition to voting for this idea, please leave a comment letting us know what extensions you would like to use in Blend.

        252 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add design time support for x:Bind syntax

          Currently there is no design time support for x:Bind syntax. This makes it hard to use either design time data or mock data to visualize layout at design time.

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            2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio Blend support for Xamarin Forms

            Adding support for Blend for Xamarin Forms App will be great. It'll help to add animations in a cross-platform way.

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              2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back editing of Numeric Values in PropertyPanel via drag

              When doing animations Setting Properties via Textinput is taking longer since VS 2015. Please bring back the ability to drag values

              53 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support After Effect like path animation in Visual Studio Blend

                I wish I could use Blend to build path morphing animations like in AE.

                40 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • A beginners guide on how to setup blend for visual studio

                  there are many people that would like to start using blend for visual studio 2015 but like me cannot find one single guide on how to start using it. There isn't an install guide or a guide for even opening up your first hello world blend project. If you want people to use your product how about showing noobs how to even start.

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                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Localization support and Language Selection to Blend 2015

                    If you set the x:Uid property on an Xaml element you don't see the localized properties in the designer. They are only visible when you run the app.

                    It would also be nice if I could select/set the value of the designer language in the Device Preview Settings dialog.

                    22 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back Number Drag in Blend 2015

                      In Blend 2013 and previous, whenever editing a numeric value in the Properties Pane the values could be changed with the mouse alone. A Target cursor would appear and by holding down left mouse button + dragging to left or the right the number would increase or decrease. This was an invaluable feature when adjusting margin, padding and even grid rows/columns. It allowed for adjustments to be made without staring at the number, nor two hands on the keyboard.

                      IMHO, this was one of the killer features of Blend as a Visual Designer where the one hand is nearly always…

                      12 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please can you move Blend into more designer friendly software, 3D views of XAML for Hololens UI

                        When Blend first came out, it's designer view felt more like an artboard, than a coding IDE.

                        With design taking a bigger focus with RS3, SVG support, and 3D XAML coming for Hololens.

                        Please could you have designers work on making Blend more designer friendly feeling and focused, whilst still supporting the VS Code view.

                        Also please consider adding a 3D view of the XAML designer both for 3D XAML/HFML views, but also to see how XAML elements layer for debugging and design consideration.

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                          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop opening all documents open in Visual Studio when opening a document in Blend

                          It creates clutter and increases the risk of editing a document from two places at once by accident. Please let me open only the document I tell the program to open. I'm likely to have unsaved changes in the opened documents that can easily be lost in ther current setup
                          The issue occurs when using the "Design in Blend" option in the solution explorer.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Drag image files (JPG/PNG) from the Solution Explorer and Drop them on the Design surface

                            Drag & Drop of images was supported in Blend 2013 and is not supported any more in the 2015 version.

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

                              I think Blend for VS should have tools for non-tiled level design with either a custom physics engine or a choice between: NAPE, Box2D, and PhysX. It would be nice to have a tool inside the program that makes designing complex levels possible besides the same-old board game windows store games.

                              5 votes
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                              • Design In Blend option

                                Design in blend option should only open the selected file and not all files open in Visual Studio.

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                                • Add a Submit/Comment botton in comment box for user stories.

                                  I want to be able to click a Submit bottom in comment box instead of having to click "SAVE & CLOSE." This will help to be more efficient.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Mehr Design und mehr Programmierung

                                    Für Blend wünschte ich mir mehr Designmöglichkeiten. Crank Storyboard ist für mich ein Vorbild. Man sollte Grafikdateien laden können und Bedienelemente aus den Zeichnungen gestalten können. Zuerst geht man von völlig statischen Bildern (Zeichnungen, Photos, Vektorgrafiken) aus und definiert dann immer mehr Bereiche und Animationen bis man schliesslich zu einem funktionellen GUI kommt, das man mit einer Skriptsprache dynamisch an die verschiedensten Darstellungssituationen und an einfache Datenanbindungen anpassen kann. Es wäre schön, wenn man dies schon als kleine Pseudo-Applikation laufen lassen könnte (auf vielen Betriebssystemen und auch tragbaren Geräten). Für die Programmfunktionlitäten stünden Platzhalter, die in Visualstudio ausprogrammiert werden könnten.…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • I suggest you put a button in the "Visual Studio" opens "Visual Studio Blend" directly from the visual studio.

                                        I suggest you put a button in the "Visual Studio" opens "Visual Studio Blend" directly from the visual studio.
                                        Then I suggest you to insert the chance to do a GUI in "Visual Studio Blend" and using the "Export GUI" or "open GUI ..." contained in the "File" you can open the interface graphics created in "Visual Studio Blend" in "Visual Studio" quickly.

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                                        • Add Features for Web Prototyping & Design

                                          Can you add features for web page & website prototyping, with the options to export them as a full website ready to add new features and even extend?

                                          You might as well complete blend, the UI and UX is perfer for web applications design and prototyping?

                                          Thank You!

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