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Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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  • Version: 4.0.20901.0
  • Category: Service Pack
  • Language: English

Expression Blend 4 SP1 includes Expression Blend for Windows Phone*, support for Adobe FXG files, bug fixes, and stability enhancements.

  • Expression Blend 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes support for building Windows Phone 7 apps and improved integration with Adobe design tools through support for the FXG file format, as well as bug fixes and stability enhancements.

    Windows Phone support
    When you install the Windows Phone Development Tools, you can use the design tools in Expression Blend to create Windows Phone applications, including Windows Phone project and item templates, graphics and animation tools, behaviors, and sample data. Once you’ve created your Windows Phone application, you can build it and then preview it either in the Windows Phone emulatoror in a Windows Phone device attached to your computer.

    * Please note: If you want to design only Windows Phone applications, and you have already installed the Windows Phone Development Tools, you do not need to install this service pack.

    Adobe FXG support
    With the Expression Blend Add-in for Adobe FXG Import, available when you install Expression Blend 4 SP1, you can add Adobe FXG 2.0 symbols as UserControls in Expression Blend. You can also configure your FXG settings so that when FXG files are updated outside of Expression Blend, the files you have added to Expression Blend are also updated.

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 3

    • PC with 1 GHz or faster processor
    • 1 GB of RAM or more
    • 2 GB or more of available hard-disk space
    • .NET Framework 4.0
    • Silverlight 4.0
    • Support for Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 graphics with Windows Vista Display Driver Model (WDDM) Driver, 128 MB of graphics RAM or more, Pixel Shader 3.0 in hardware, 32-bits per pixel
    • DVD compatible drive
    • 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor with 24-bit color
    • Internet functionality requires Internet access (additional fees may apply)
    • Some product features require FireFox 3.0 or later, Internet Explorer 8
    Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration and operating system.

Installation Instructions

    1. Click Download (above).
    2. In the Install dialog box, click Run.

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