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VS2008 & Blend2 IDE Reference Issue/Bug

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Mike asked on 19 Mar 2009, 01:46 PM
Hi Guys,

There is a bug, but I don't know if it is your or Microsofts.

The Expression Blend 2 IDE loses the reference to the Telerik DLLs after you add an item in the VS2008 IDE.

Here are the steps...

1.  Create a WPF Application project in VS2008 (I used C#)
2.  Add a RadGridControl to the VS2008 Window1.xaml (I used drag and drop)
3.  Save all files in VS2008
4.  Open the project solution in Blend 2 - At this time you will notice the grid displays as expected.
5.  Switch back over to VS2008 and add a UserControl to the project
6.  Save all files in VS2008
7.  Switch back over to Blend 2, and click yes to refresh the project

Once you refresh the project references to the Telerik DLLs are gone (not really gone, but Blend 2 thinks they are).  You can only get the references back by closing the solution and re-opening it.  At that point everything is okay.

Now...  I am using Blend 2 and VS2008 how Microsoft expects me to use them - designing my UI in Blend's rich enviroment and coding in VS2008.  It is going to be a major pain in the backside to constantly have to reload the solution in Blend after adding a file in VS2008.

Again, I don't know who's problem this is but I thought I should report it.

~Mike

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answered on 23 Mar 2009, 07:11 PM
Hi Telerik,

Did you guys confirm this issue?

~Mike
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answered on 24 Mar 2009, 07:01 AM
Hi Mike,

Sorry for the late reply.

We were able to reproduce the problem - unfortunately I believe that this Blend issue and we cannot do much to avoid the problem. For example if you remove the grid from the window XAML and remove all references to our dlls - Blend still shows RadGridView markup and the only resolution I've found is to close and reopen the solution.

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Vlad
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answered on 24 Mar 2009, 01:53 PM
Hi Vlad,

Okay, I wasn't sure who's issue this belonged too.

If you guys have a relationship with Microsoft you might want to inform them.  It makes sense for them to work directly with you since you are created controls for WPF.

~Mike
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