Posted by: kurtsh | April 25, 2010

BETA: Expression Blend 4 Release Candidate available for download

image Expression Blend 4 enables you to create websites and applications based on Silverlight 3 and Silverlight 4, and desktop applications based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and WPF 4.

The final versions of both Silverlight 4 and .NET 4 have been released! To coincide with this, we are releasing a release candidate version of Expression Blend 4 that you can use to target them.  Download everything you need below:

Expression Blend provides support for prototyping, interactivity through behaviors, special Silverlight functionality, and on-the-fly sample data generation.  Expression Blend includes new behaviors that are quickly and easily configured. To support the development of line-of-business (LOB) applications, Expression Blend introduces support for Views and ViewModels.

Find out more about what’s new in Expression Blend 4 RC.

There are two things that you really need to know about this release.

  • First, if you are doing Windows Phone development, you should not use the Expression Blend 4 RC. We will have an update for you soon with updated components, but in the meantime, please use Expression Blend 4 Beta.
  • Second, this release of Expression Blend 4 targets the final versions of Silverlight 4 and .NET 4, you can share your creations with the rest of the world. You no longer are limited to only sharing your creations in source code form or for private testing.

As always, we love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment below or use our forums here.

– The Expression Blend Team

[parts of this post stolen from the Expression Team blog]


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