You might have heard a lot of buzz about the recent release of the Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010.  But what you might not have heard is that a lot of the features in the new tools work just as well for developing a WPF application!  Here’s some of the features you might find interesting:

  • When you are working with styles, you now get intellisense based on the target type (yay!)
  • “Go To Value Definition” feature that will take you to where style being applied is defined.
  • Drag and drop data sources to create resources
  • Right-click context menu on Grid design that lets you add and remove rows and columns

Go here for the download and see the blog post by Mark Wilson-Thomas for way more details.

Also, the Performance Suite is now available for WPF 4 developers.  Now you can use all the great profiling tools you loved for 3.5 with your 4 app.  See Jossef Goldberg’s blog post for details.