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Expression Blend add-in that adds IntelliSense for editing XAML files.


  • Extract the contents of installation archive in your Blend 2.5 installation folder (typically %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Expression\Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview)
  • Run Blend from the Blend.bat file that was extracted into Blend's installation folder. (The only way to run an add-in in Blend is to use a command line argument: -addin: pathtothe_addin - in our case -addin:Addins\Expression.Blend.IntelliSense.dll. You can also create a shortcut to Blend and pass this argument.)


  • You should have Blend 2.5 June Preview (Version 2.1.1535) - available for free download here. The addin did not run on Expression Blend 2.0.
  • No support for custom namespace types and custom attached properties.
  • Currently the Silverlight support is not accurate, because it is using the WPF XML schema for IntelliSense information.
Last edited Aug 4 2008 at 10:07 AM  by ligAZ, version 4
EranSun wrote  Dec 12 2008 at 12:55 PM  
Hey Guys..
What about version: 2.1.1760.0 ?
It's not working... ^_^

jcollum wrote  Mar 2 2009 at 5:53 AM  
I can't believe this isn't included in 2.0 out of the box. So lame.

ekleeman wrote  Jun 4 2009 at 3:44 AM  
Yes this is really lame. Now we have to wait for Blend 3, BUT you cannot run Beta 3 with Blend 2 or Silverlight 2. Tanks MS!! I love switching back and forth between VS and Blend all day long. Very productive.

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