Nothing is more of the truth then old tales. Some long time ago Sean Sexton said
If you’re a developer doing WPF development, you really need to be using Expression Blend.
Yes, I know the party line on WPF development runs something like this:
- Every Dev team should have at least 1 developer and 1 designer
- Developers can’t design decent-looking GUIs to save their soul
- Designers can’t be trusted with code, or anything close to code (excepting XAML)
- Devs will open a project in Visual Studio and do all of their work there
- Designers will open the same project in Blend and do all of their work there
- Devs wear button-up shirts that don’t match their Dockers
- Designers wear brand-name labels and artsy little berets
While much has changed since – language and controls evolved, iEverything is the mantra, Visual Studio got decent UI designer for WPF/Silverlight – but our mentality never changes once set – developers are all about code, and would use XAML editor rather than any UI tools, and UX folks would scream and bash them for not using proper tools.