Some great WPF resources/previews were made available after the PDC keynote:

· WPF Toolkit including V1 of DataGrid, V1 of DatePicker/Calendar, & preview of VisualStateManager (VSM): http://www.codeplex.com/wpf (The WPF Toolkit is a collection of WPF features and components that are being made available outside of the normal .NET Framework ship cycle.)

· Preview version of Ribbon: http://msdn.microsoft.com/officeui (install instructions here)

To get a feel for how the controls work, check out this hands-on lab: Lab: What’s Coming in WPF: Datagrid, Ribbon, and VSM  You will see these new controls in action by modifying an existing application which uses traditional controls such as the ListView, Menu and ToolBar and modify it to utilize the new features in the WPF preview.

You may also be interested in the following resources:


Please note: The WPF Toolkit is dependent on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. You must install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 in order to use any features in the Toolkit. Cross posted from Ronan's blog