Expression Blend 4 Release Candidate Available!

Recently, 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:

.NET Framework 4
blendicon_3 Expression Blend 4 Release Candidate

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

Comments (5)

  1. Joe says:

    Will the new version of Blend for Windows Phone add support for LayoutStates (even though it’s Silverlight 3).

  2. Kirupa (MS) says:

    Joe – no, it will not. LayoutStates is something that is a part of Silverlight 4 and not something we introduced as an extension to the platform.



  3. JD says:

    Has a final release date been announced for Expression Studio?

  4. When will the Blend 4 SDK be available for build machines?

  5. Kirupa (MS) says:

    Ryan – it will be available once we release the final version of Expression Blend 4. Just like with Expression Blend 3, you will be able to download the SDKs separately from the download center.



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