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I have never used anything but Visual Studio for designing a WPF UI, but I recently began playing with MS Expression Blend, and inevitably, some questions have come up. I noticed that there was very little on SuperUser about Expression Blend, and one of the two questions I did find was closed and migrated to StackOverflow. Also, there's quite a bit more Expression Blend content on StackOverflow (though I haven't noticed a lot of "How do you do this?" type questions).

Perhaps I've answered my own question just by citing these trends, but what I've observed goes against my understanding of the purposes of StackOverflow and SuperUser. In my mind, Expression Blend is to XAML as Dreamweaver is to HTML (both provide GUI interfaces for producing markup), yet you see plenty of Dreamweaver questions on Super User and almost no Expression Blend questions.

Which site should I use if I have a question about how to do something in Expression Blend, SuperUser or StackOverflow? (Just to provide an example, I was curious how to edit the ItemContainerStyle of a TabControl.)

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Generally, because both Dreamweaver and Blend are programmer/designer oriented programs, it is more likely that the quesitons you have will be appropriate for SO. Similarly, Visual Studio questions (even simple ones) are generally for StackOverflow because the purposes of those programs are to work with and generate code.

I'm not as familiar with Dreamweaver, but Blend at the very least has a strong component that is related to user-generated and not computer generated code, for that reason, it is easiest to cluster the Blend related questions all together on StackOverflow.

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If it relates to coding with a markup language of some sorts then it belongs on SO in my opinion.

If it's about how do you do X in program Y, it's more likely to be for SU. Not guaranteed though.

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HTML would be Expression Web; Blend mainly handles xaml.... but other than that, I agree ;-p –  Marc Gravell Sep 23 '09 at 4:22
    
I provided an example question. Which site would you post that question to? –  devuxer Sep 23 '09 at 6:56
    
I don't know much about Blend and XAML so I cant answer that clearly. –  Ólafur Waage Sep 23 '09 at 12:52

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