Please review the attached project. There you can find the latest AxisX template and everything you need in order to retemplate it. Unfortunately I found that with the latest binaries ver. 1110, the AxisXStyle and the AxisYStyle do not apply correctly. I suggest you to use earlier version of our controls. Please excuse us for the inconvenience caused. You can find your Telerik points updated and I assure you that this issue will be fixed soon.
Regarding your problem with Blend we will investigate in detail what causes this.
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