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Microsoft Expression Blend

What is Microsoft Expression Blend?

Microsoft Expression Blend is a user interface design tool developed and sold by Microsoft for creating graphical interfaces for web and desktop applications that blend the features of these two types of applications. It is an interactive, WYSIWYG front-end for designing XAML-based interfaces for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight applications. It is one of the applications in the Microsoft Expression Studio suite.


It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Blend.exe. The setup package generally installs about 121 files and is usually about 42.49 MB (44,551,400 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: www.microsoft.com/expression
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{BB926F32-7619-477D-9F3F-7AF355EB4A05}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Blend

Program executable:Blend.exe
Microsoft Expression Blend
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Blend 1.0\Blend.exe
Additional files:
  • MSOSTYLE.DLL - Microsoft Office Shared input style property library. (Microsoft Office IME Shared property library.)
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.dll - Windows Presentation Foundation Design Time Library
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • DSITF.DLL - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility Proxy
  • IEAWSDC.DLL - Microsoft Office Template and Media Control (2007 Microsoft Office component)
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • MSOCFU.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame Utilities
  • AUTHZAX.DLL - Microsoft Office Authorization Control
  • MSODCW.DLL - Microsoft Office Disk Cleanup Wizard
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • OISAPP.DLL - Microsoft Office Picture Manager App
  • oisctrl.dll - Microsoft Office Picture Manager Launcher Control
  • OISGRAPH.DLL - Microsoft Office Picture Manager Graphics
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • MSOCF.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame
  • REFIEBAR.DLL - Research Library Explorer Bar (Allows you to use the Research Library and its collection of information services from Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • CDLMSO.DLL - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft CDL)
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • HLP95EN.DLL - Microsoft Office WinHelp Utility DLL
  • NAME.DLL - Name ActiveX Control
  • NPOFF12.DLL - Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • OART.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt
  • OARTCONV.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt Converter
  • OFFOWC.DLL - Microsoft Office XP Web Components
  • OWSCLT.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Extensions
  • OWSSUPP.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support
  • PsdImaging.dll - Microsoft Expression Imaging (Expression Imaging)
  • STSLIST.DLL - Microsoft Office Access Web Datasheet Component
  • msproof6.dll - Natural Language Components (Proofing Services)
  • nlsdata0000.dll - Microsoft Neutral Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSDATA0009.DLL - Microsoft English Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSDATA000A.DLL - Microsoft Spanish Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSDATA000C.DLL - Microsoft French Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSLEXICONS0009_SP.dll
  • NLSMODELS0009.dll
  • NLSMODELS000A.dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.ImportInterop.dll - Microsoft Expression Blend (Microsoft.Expression.ImportInterop)
  • MCPS.DLL - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Proxy/Stub)
  • MEDCAT.DLL - Media Catalog Object
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • ogalegit.dll - Office Genuine Advantage (Office Genuine Advantage Validation Library)
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseActivator.exe - Microsoft Expression (Microsoft Expression license Activation helper)
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseInstaller.dll - Microsoft Expression license installer
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseKeyInstaller.exe - Microsoft Expression license key installer
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicensePhoneActivator.exe
  • OUTLFLTR.DLL - Microsoft® ASC (Outlook Filter Library)
  • REFEDIT.DLL - RefEdit Object

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPOFF12.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPOFF12.DLL'.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • REFIEBAR.DLL is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Media.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Media 1.0\Media.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Expression Blend?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Expression Blend from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Expression Blend from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Expression Blend, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Expression Blend.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Expression Blend you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 8 6%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 37.50%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows 8 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.50%
Windows 8 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.62%
  South Africa 3.85%
  France 3.85%
  Saudi Arabia 3.85%
  United Kingdom 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.71%
Dell 28.57%
Intel 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Sony 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Common models
TOSINV SB600 7.69%
Sony VGN-FW48E_H 7.69%
HP-Pavilion GN559AA-ABA a... 7.69%
HP-Pavilion GC671AA-ABA a... 7.69%
HP ProBook 4320s 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.69%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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