Friday, August 21, 2009

Add ‘Open in Blend’ Option in Visual Studio

This is another one of those posts from captain obvious, but I recently started trying to get more up to speed on Silverlight, WPF, and Expression Blend.  One cool feature of Blend is that it can open your Visual Studio solution files.  However, by default you have to do this from windows explorer.  An add-in is available to add a menu option, but I did this before finding that and it works almost as well:


  • Tools –> External Tools… –> Add
  • Set Title, browse to blend for the command
  • Enter “"$(SolutionDir)$(SolutionFileName)" for 'Arguments’

Vioala!  Open in Blend is now in your tools menu!

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