Delay's Blog is the blog of David Anson, a Microsoft developer who works with the Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone, and web platforms.
We shipped the November 2009 release of the Silverlight Toolkit a little over a week ago and it includes a handful of improvements to the Data Visualization assembly. It also adds support for the new Silverlight 4 Beta! And while we were busy getting the October/November Toolkits out the door, the WPF team previewed WPF 4 along with the .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta!
Which means there are now four platforms of interest to developers: Silverlight 3, Silverlight 4, WPF 3.5, and WPF 4. And the Silverlight/WPF Data Visualization assembly supports them all!
Silverlight/WPF Data Visualization Development Release 3
As with previous Data Visualization Development Releases, I've updated to the most recent Toolkit code. And like last time, the Silverlight Toolkit shipped most recently so the code in the new Development Release is identical to what just went out with the Silverlight 3/4 Toolkits. However, people using Data Visualization on WPF 3.5 or 4 can take advantage of the latest changes by updating to the binaries included with this Development Release or by compiling the corresponding code themselves.
[Click here to download the SilverlightWpfDataVisualization solution including complete source code and pre-compiled binaries for all four platforms.]
DataVisualizationDemos Sample Project Updated
The DataVisualizationDemos application is a collection of all the Data Visualization samples I've posted to my blog. Like the Data Visualization assembly itself, the demo application runs on Silverlight 3 and 4 as well as WPF 3.5 and 4 and shares the same code and XAML across all four platforms. Not only is it a convenient way to look at a variety of sample code, it also has links back to the relevant blog posts for more detail about each sample.
Click here to download the complete source code for the cross-platform DataVisualizationDemos sample application.
With the release of Silverlight/WPF Data Visualization Development Release 3, it's easy for anyone to compile and run the Data Visualization assembly on any of Microsoft's four premier development platforms. So what are you waiting for? ;)