Expression Studio 3

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  1. Dave Navarro
    Dave Navarro avatar
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    Jul 2005

    Posted 20 Jul 2009 Link to this post


    Is the current control suite compatible with Expression Studio 3? There were a few issues in the past with Expression Studio that prevented users of Visual Studio 2008 /Telerik Controls from "seamlessly" opening projects in either application. For one, I didn't understand or like all the extra spaces or " " added in Expression Web 2. So, I stayed out of it with projects that had a lot of server side code.

    I realize that Expression Studio / Web is not your responsibility but I'm hopeful that we'll be able to use either tool for our work. Expression Blend 3 is also an application I'd like to use telerik controls in. I realize we can do it now but it makes me concerned when it's not seamless. I don't like "workarounds' if you know what I mean.

    Anyway, many thanks in advance,

  2. Nikolay
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    Posted 23 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Dave Navarro,

    Expression Blend 3 handles our controls pretty well. There are occasional bugs and inconsistencies and we are working on resolving those as soon as we see them or get reports from the community. That being said you should keep in mind that most but not all controls have blend support at the current stage. With the new features of Blend 3 and Silverlight 3 it is almost possible to code a simple app entirely in Blend, though VS is still superior when it comes to coding.You can have one and the same solution open in both environments letting you take the best from worlds just by ALT+TAB-ing. Blend 3 not has a support for TFS which although not as rich as the VS one lets you perform most of the basic tasks. I would recommend you downloading a trial and give it a go. Also I would like to point you to this article for some further reading and overview of how our controls behave in Blend.

    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team

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