Releasing the VB Power Pack source to developers seems to have been a good move. Robert highlights everything that has been accomplished so far. It's only been a month!
[Via Robert Green]

It’s been a little over a month since we shipped the Power Pack. As of this morning, the controls have been downloaded 17,401 times!! And there are more than 100 members of the Power Pack Workspace. ...


The community has contributed the following releases to supplement the controls:

  • BlendPanel with shadow. Added a blend panel that draws a shadow behind it.
  • Power Pack Installer. It installs the assembly and a couple of the documentation files.It will also automatically add the VbPowerPack controls to the "Customize Toolbox" dialog so you do not have to browse for the assembly, simply select the controls you would like to add to your toolbox.
  • Power Pack for VS 2002. Build and use the controls in VS 2002. 

In addition, there are community-based localization efforts underway. The first success is a Russian version of the Power Pack ( There have been 162 downloads of this so far.