Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 are the next generation developer tools we are working on. An early preview, a CTP of VS2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, is now available for download. To learn more about the CTP or to provide feedback go to the CTP feedback page

This CTP is a good way for you to take a peek at what's coming in the next release of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework as well as to provide feedback to the teams.

The CTP includes a set of walkthroughs. These are step-by-step guidelines for previewing the new features or improvements to existing features. The walkthroughs are a good starting point to explore what's new. We have also created a set of MSDN Forums for the VS2010 CTP. I would like to welcome you to use these forums to provide feedback and engage in relevant discussions with others in the community.

Data Binding for WPF

One of the areas of improvement introduced in this CTP is design time support for data binding for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications. There are two walkthroughs describing what's new for this feature area:

Using the Designer to Bind WPF Controls to Data in a Dataset
Using the Designer to Bind WPF Controls to Data in an Entity Data Model

We have also created a section in the forums to discuss Working with Data in WPF Applications. I would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, comments about these experiences on the forums.

Over the next few weeks I will write more about this. Meanwhile I welcome you to download the CTP and send us your feedback.