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  • Blog Post: What's New in WPF 3.5 - Going Deeper

    In the last post we gave you the list of new WPF 3.5 features . If you're looking for more details, check out the What's New in WPF 3.5 doc on MSDN .
  • Blog Post: What's New in WPF in the .NET FX 3.5 Beta 2 release

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 are now available! You can download them here . Read more about this release on Somasegar's annoucement post . What's new in WPF? Here's a non-comprehensive list: Application Model o WPF builds on the new add-in model in .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: WPF perf tool available as standalone MSI!

    To make it easier for everyone, we have posted the WPF perf tool mentioned here as a standalone install. Here is the x86 and the x64 version. Some people have run into the following error when loading the app: The component 'Microsoft.WpfPerformance.AddToolDialog' does not have a resource identified...
  • Blog Post: Latest version of WPFPerf.exe available

    The latest version of the WPF Performance Suite has just be released in the Windows SDK for Windows Server and .NET Framework 3.5 ! If you install the SDK, you'll find WpfPerf.msi , which lets you install the latest perf suite. The accompanying “Performance Profiling Tools for WPF” article has been updated...
  • Blog Post: WPF individual sample downloads!

    Great news! You can now download WPF samples individually. From the WPF samples page on MSDN , just go to the sample topic of your choice, click the “Download sample” link on the page, and follow the instructions! It’s fast and easy! Note that if you choose the “Unzip” option, you will have to...
  • Blog Post: Free DataGrid for WPF by Xceed

    The DataGrid has to be the most requested and sought-after WPF control. Today Xceed Software has released version 1.0 of their WPF DataGrid. Check it out!
  • Blog Post: MSDN Wiki for the Windows Presentation Foundation SDK

    The Windows Presentation Foundation SDK provides a complete set of technical content that targets the core scenarios that are enabled by WPF. Of course, developers in the real world encounter a wide variety of interesting and not-so-common scenarios and consequently learn things that could be of benefit...
  • Blog Post: WPF Technical Chat - Thursday, Dec 21st

    The first ever WPF live online chat will be held this Thursday, December 21, at 12:30pm Pacific Time. This is a great opportunity for the WPF team to answer your questions, hear your feedback, and share any tips, tricks, and news with you! If you are interested, please go to this MSDN Chats page to...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Wiki Live on MSDN2!

    The MSDN Community Content feature is now live on MSDN2 and enabled for the .NET 3.0 class library documentation! Your knowledge is valuable to us and the developer community you’re part of. If you see the following icon, it means you can extend the topic to share your tips, notes, code examples, and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing WPF/E

    Microsoft has just released the first pre-release version of WPF/E, which is a Web technology that uses a subset of WPF XAML (e X tensible A pplication M arkup L anguage). For more information on WPF/E, see MSDN WPF/E Dev Center . The MSDN Library provides the WPF/E SDK overviews and reference content...
  • Blog Post: WPF APIs will not work on Windows 98!

    So this is kind of embarassing but there is a mistake in the WPF reference documents out there. Under the Platforms section of all the WPF reference documents there is the following INCORRECT statement: " Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK for Windows Vista Released to the Web!

    For this release, the Windows SDK is available as either a DVD ISO image (so that you can burn your own DVD) or as a Web Install (so you can launch Setup over the Web to install and download only the components you select during setup). For details and to download, see Windows SDK for Windows Vista ISO...
  • Blog Post: Free e-Learning Content on WPF

    The Microsoft e-Learning team just launched a set e-Learning clinics covering core components of the .NET 3.0 framework, including WPF. The e-Learning clinics are free until Vista consumer launch. For more information on accessing the free e-Learning content, see Free .NET 3.0 e-Learning . The...
  • Blog Post: July CTP Released to the Web

    Things have been a little slow here on the blog as we focus all of our attention on finishing up the reference documentation for the RC1 release of the SDK. In the meantime, the July CTP release of the Windows SDK and .NET Framework 3.0 are live on the web at these URLs: .NET Framework 3.0: http...
  • Blog Post: June CTP .NET Framework 3.0, Windows SDK and WPF SDK Samples are Live

    The June CTP build of the .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows SDK were posted live to the Microsoft download center a couple of days ago: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8D09697E-4868-4D8D-A4CF-9B82A2AE542D&displaylang=en The direct link to the .img file for the SDK is below...
  • Blog Post: Beta2 WPF Samples Available as Zipped Download

    If you're interested in downloading the entire set of WPF samples for the Beta2 release of the SDK, they're available as a stand-alone download at this URL: http://www.wcsdkteam.members.winisp.net/wpfsamples.zip Be forewarned, it's a 91 megabyte download, so go make some coffee and come back in...
  • Blog Post: The Online Docs for Beta2 are Live (Finally)

    A big apology for the delay, but I'm happy to announce that http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/library finally reflects the Beta2 Windows Presentation Foundation bits. You'll notice some enhancements (and some regressions) in the way that the content is displayed... Among the enhancements: Color...
  • Blog Post: Rebranding WinFX to .NET Framework 3.0

    Microsoft has renamed WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0 .NET Framework 3.0 aptly identifies the technology for exactly what it is – the next version of our developer framework. The change is in name only and will not affect the technologies being delivered as part of the product. For more info, see...
  • Blog Post: Online vs. Offline SDK

    You may have already noticed, but the online content located at http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/library still reflects the February CTP release of the platform. According to our production team (message posted to microsoft.public.windows.developer.winfix.sdk newsgroup), the online site will be refreshed...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for WinFX Beta 2 image issue

    See Robert's posting if you cannot view images after installing WinFX Beta 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/rwlodarc/archive/2006/05/25/607131.aspx About Us We are the Windows Presentation Foundation SDK writers and editors. WPF SDK Online Portal Getting Started with WPF WPF Samples Download...
  • Blog Post: Get the Beta (2)!

    Most readers are probably already aware of the Beta2 release of Windows Vista yesterday, but I thought I'd provide pointers to the proper URLs anyway. If you're looking for the download page for the Beta2 release of Windows Vista, it's available at this URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista...
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