Blend for Visual Studio 2012 SDK for Silverlight

Visual Studio 2012

The Blend for Visual Studio 2012 Software Development Kit (SDK) for Silverlight provides conceptual topics for behaviors, which are reusable pieces of packaged code that can be dragged onto any object and then fine-tuned by changing their properties. The SDK also includes a programming reference for other extensibility features in Blend, such as controls, drawing features, and effects.

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Because the Blend SDK is provided to you "as-is," support services may not be provided for it. Microsoft may provide updated components to the SDK in the future. To check for updates, see Microsoft Help and Support.

Blend includes a variety of built-in behaviors. You can use behaviors to add interactivity to your applications without having to write any code.

You can use the Blend SDK to extend the capabilities of behaviors in Blend. The Behavior API consists of three core classes: Trigger, Action, and Behavior. This SDK explains how to write each of these components, and contains a few code samples to help you get started.

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SketchFlow is available in Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate or Visual Studio Premium when you install Blend for Visual Studio 2012.

Start learning about the Blend SDK by reading the following topics:

For more information about extensibility features in Blend, such as controls, drawing features, and effects, see the following Blend for Silverlight Programming Reference.