We are making available a preview version of Blend + SketchFlow Preview for Visual Studio 2012. This release includes support for WPF version 3.5/4.0/4.5, Silverlight 4.0/5.0, SketchFlow, and Blend tools for Windows 8. This preview release will run on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8 Server.
WPF, Silverlight, and SketchFlow applications can be developed on any of the operating systems listed above. Windows Store apps authored in HTML and XAML require the Windows 8 client operating system. This preview also includes Blend SDKs for WPF 3.5/4.0/4.5 and Silverlight 4.0/5.0 platforms.
This is a preview version for evaluation only and none of the platforms contain a go-live license. You should use other released versions of Blend for production work. The table below lists the Blend Platforms and the version of Blend you should use for production applications.
Go live Blend version
|Windows Store apps, HTML||Blend for Visual Studio 2012|
|Windows Store apps, XAML||Blend for Visual Studio 2012|
|Silverlight 4.0||Expression Blend 4|
|Silverlight 5.0||Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5|
|WPF 3.5/4.0||Expression Blend 4|
|WPF 4.5||Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional|
|WPF/Silverlight Prototypes||Expression Blend 4|
More information about this can be found in the updated End-user license agreement that comes with the product. The expiration date of this preview is July 9, 2013. This preview can be installed side by side with Expression Blend 4, Blend for Visual Studio 2012, Blend for Windows Phone, and the Blend Preview for Silverlight 5.
You can download this release from the Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft Blend + SketchFlow Preview for Visual Studio 2012.