For Developers: Expression Blend 4 SP1 now allows for importing custom Flash controls

FXG files can now be imported for Windows phone 7 development.One of the strengths of Windows Phone 7 development has been Microsoft’s commitment to helping developers use their existing skills and resources to move applications to the smartphone environment, with support recently for IronRuby and Visual Basic as examples.

InfoQ.com notes that with the release of Expression Blend 4 SP 1 developers will now be able to import Adobe FXG files, enabling Expression developers to use Flash UI components in their applications.

FXG is an XML-based graphics interchange format for Flash, containing graphical and text primitives, following the Flash Player rendering model.

This will allow developers to easily re-use not just projects coded for Silverlight on the web, but now also work they have done on in Flash.

Read more about the details of the support at InfoQ here.

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