Tools to Help with DeepEarth Development

Developer
Oct 19, 2008 at 5:42 AM
Edited Oct 20, 2008 at 5:20 AM

BlendSence: IntelliSense for Expression Blend

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/BlendSense

This tool is for the June 2.5 preview of Blend, but I just downloaded the source code, replaced the references to the Expression dll’s with the ones for my Blend 2 SP1 (compatible version for Silverlight 2 Final Release) and compiled it, then followed the instructions on the webpage to install the add-in, and all seems to work fine

J

Silverlight Spy 2

http://firstfloorsoftware.com/SilverlightSpy/

Great tool to get a view of what’s happening in a Silverlight project, e.g. watching the map tiles load, PC memory and a whole bunch of other things too J

SWF2XAML

http://www.mikeswanson.com/swf2xaml/

A free tool that converts Adobe/Macromedia Flash files to XAML

Image to XAML Converter

http://www.granthinkson.com/2007/06/21/image-to-xaml-converter/

the images are HUGE after being converted, maybe not so good for a Silverlight application...?
 

Inkscape 

http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Inkscape

you can open a large amount of different image (vector) formats and save/export them as .xaml
also has a "Bitmap Trace" function to take a bitmap, jpg or png etc to  export it as a .xaml file
and it is free :)