Blend is a visual editor tool that you can use in order to design and edit Windows Store applications. It is optimized for creating dynamic applications using the powerful Windows 8 technology that comes with a wider scope of Windows based hardware. Many visual developers like to use the tool because it is built with a smoother interface using XAML and HTML.
An Intuitive Visual Editor Right On Your Computer
The Windows Store app is not available by page online but rather it is directly located on the computer and mobile devices such as Android spy. This is an advantage feature that allows the user to have a direct access to the Blend’s platform without the need to access an internet connection in order to work on your project.
Create your Windows Store App Using HTML
If you specialize in HTML designing, it is to your advantage to use Blend as a platform for visual editing of Windows app. You can create your own visual design using HTML and CSS editing. The platform provides an interactive mode that allows you to run your design without constant compilation. It has an application with simplified controls using a drag and drop tool in setting your design styles and properties. Blend is also an intuitive tool that intelligently creates the syntax needed in generating codes for each element and style that you create. Its debugging feature allows you to visually debug CSS and HTML, a feature that is not available when using Visual Studio.
Create your Windows Store App Using XAML
Blend allows its users to design the Windows Store app with better control in styling and animation effects using the XAML designer. The user will have better ease of managing their visual designs with an easy to use toolbox with drag and drop feature. Blend provides a tool for editing templates using the Breadcrumb bar or the Objects and Timeline panel. You can further optimize your design with animation using the States panel where you can also create custom transitions for your animations. Another appealing feature of Blend is giving more options for designing layout using the Grid View, Wrap Grid, List View and Stack Panel.
Seamlessly Work on Blend Workspace
It is easy to work on your visual designs using the Blend workspace. There are important elements that are useful when managing your projects including an artboard, authoring views, workspace configurations and menu to manage your settings. The user can also customize and scale the workspace according to your preferences in order to make your work easier according to your visual editing needs. The user can easily work on their project with the proper tools and settings that they can customize according to the type of project one is working on. This way, you can work more comfortably while using the Blend application that is capable of meeting your work style.
Blend is also optimized with loads of convenient features that visual editors will find very handy and time saving. It allows the user to save a specific setting from the workspace panel that will be best for a specific kind of editing projects to work on under a specific descriptive name for future use. You can easily save the panel settings like its orientation, size, visibility, panel groups and whether the panel should be floating or docked.
Blend works on different devices
Because the Windows Store apps run on different devices from small screen Smartphones to the larger desktop monitors, it is important that you can create designs that will match their varying resolutions and pixel densities. Blend allows its users to work on different modes from landscape, snapped, filled or portrait modes.