VS Silverlight Designer: Elusive XAML Error Fix

I haven’t been able to view one of my pages in the VS designer for several weeks.  Just gave me a stacktrace.  I tried to figure it out a couple times but could never find the source of the problem.  VS just didn’t give me any help in narrowing down the cause.

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I opened up Blend to work on some custom styles and it tells me exactly where the error is.  Apparently I had placed a textblock style on a textbox.  Thanks Blend!

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The moral of this story is when in xaml doubt open it in Blend.  I should’ve been working in Blend the whole time but I’m not there yet.  One day I’ll learn all this stuff.  Its a fun ride.

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