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  • Blog Post: WPF Ribbon Released!

    WPF Ribbon has been released on MS Downloads . Enjoy it! Highlights: New Controls – We have numerous new controls in this release of Ribbon such as, RibbonGallery, RibbonComboBox, RibbonMenuButton, RibbonSplitButton, QuickAccessToolbar, etc. MVVM – Ribbon now facilitates...
  • Blog Post: Introducing TestApi v0.5

    Micrsoft WPF Testing team has just released the TestApi v0.5, which includes a few new additions and updates including: Combinatorial Variation Generation API - added supports for generics and declarative models (attribute-based models) Fault Injection API - for .NET 4.0 binaries Text String...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Release

    This morning we officially released the VS 2010 and .NET 4.0!!! You can Download a full trial version here or buy it here , and Watch live videos here . To view a list of features supported by various VS versions, go here . A few performance related blog posts by Jossef, the WPF performance...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the February 2010 WPF Toolkit

    The WPF team is excited to release the February 2010 version of the WPF Toolkit ! Other than the WPF controls relased in previous releases, this release also includes 3 preview controls: AutoCompleteBox, Accordion, Rating. You can download the latest toolkit here. Send your feedback and comments! Thanks...
  • Blog Post: Intro to TestApi - v0.3

    Microsoft WPF team has released the TestApi v0.3 with various new additions and updates to the common testing API library . The new APIs and updates include: Managed code fault injection API Combinational variation generation API New application control API Visual verification additions...
  • Blog Post: Introducing WPF Application Quality Guide v0.5!

    WPF Application Quality Guide v0.5 has been released today at the WindowsClient.NET with new topics and updates! Please check out the headline at the Featured News section, view the guide online or download a word doc for viewing offline! This release includes several new additions and updates...
  • Blog Post: Introducing TestApi v0.2

    WPF Test team just released the TestApi v.0.2 ! “TestApi” is a set of standalone libraries to enable WPF developers to test their applications and controls more effectively and efficiently. This latest release includes the following additions: AutomatedApplication API for in- and out-of-process...
  • Blog Post: Finding Managed Memory Leaks in WPF and Silverlight applications

    It's been a while since the last post was online. We have been very busy in working on one of the very fun and important features for our WPF 4 release, and I will post more details about the feature later. While taking short breaks, I've noticed a few blog posts about finding managed memory leaks...
  • Blog Post: TestApi v.0.1 Just Released!

    I am very excited to introduce the TestApi v.0.1 to you - Microsoft WPF Test team has just released the v.0.1 version of the Test APIs! To find out the details and download the APIs source code, samples, and API documentation at http://codeplex.com/TestApi/ . TestApi is the API extension to the WPF...
  • Blog Post: The 8 Benefits of XAML for UI and Beyond

    WPF team's PM Architect Rob Relyea wrote up a good post today summarizing the benefits of XAML for UI and beyond, including some new changes in XAML2009. Check it out here for more details.
  • Blog Post: WPF Sources for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    We've made the WPF sources for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 available today through download of Visual Studio 2008. Here is a list of available components: List of available assemblies NPWPF.dll ReachFramework.dll PenImc.dll System.Printing.dll PresentationBuildTasks...
  • Blog Post: Introducing WPF Application Quality Guide v.0.3

    WPF Application Quality Guide v0.3 has been released on 09/26/08 (last Friday) at the WindowsClient.NET! It is a guide that we hope upon completion can be a one-stop shop for guidance and best practices to improve product quality and testability of WPF applications and controls. Check out the headline...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Control "Skinning" with VSM - VisualStateManager

    VisualStateManager, a.k.a. VSM, I quote our WPF architect John Gossman's words from the architectural view: VisualStateManager, by providing an abstraction of a VisualState, makes unifying the deskop and web models much more straightforward. While currently in Silverlight a VisualState contains...
  • Blog Post: Transparent Windows in WPF

    One of our development managers, Dwayne Need, just posted a blog about WPF layered window, it includes intro about layered windows in WPF, code snippents for using the feature, hittesting considerations, performance implications, and also talked about a few issues uncovered, for more details check it...
  • Blog Post: Different Ways to Scroll Content in WPF Apps

    We had a good thread today at the office about the content scrolling in WPF applications (controls, DataGrid, etc.), and one of our devs, Ben Carter , had a response that I thought is golden and would like to share with you: Here are a variety of ways to scroll, perhaps one of these would fit the...
  • Blog Post: SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 released!

    Yes, Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 has been released! Here are a few important links for your c onvenience: · Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 · Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Readme · Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool · Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: WPF DataGrid Preview & Control Investments in WPF 3.5 SP1!!!

    WPF is proud to introduce the new DataGrid control and our control improvements for 3.5 SP1! In 3.5 SP1, the WPF Controls team invested heavily in improvements to our controls infrastructure to enable a performant, full-featured DataGrid in our next release. A CTP of our new DataGrid control is available...
  • Blog Post: WPF Application Quality Guide v0.2

    The WPF team has just released the WPF Application Quality Guide v0.2 today, here is an online version and here is a word doc with same content. This release has an easy-to-navigate TOC structure, additional samples and content such as general testing concepts, test strategies, WPF programming stack...
  • Blog Post: Introducing "WPF Application Quality Guide v 0.1"

    The “WPF Application Quality Guide v 0.1” white paper is live online at the WindowsClient.NET site today! It’s a guide that we hope upon completion can be a one-stop shop for guidance and best practices to improve product quality and testability for WPF applications and controls teams and vendors. ...
  • Blog Post: WPF Team New Release - Syndicated Client Experiences Starter Kit!

    WPF Team just released the " Syndicated Client Experiences (SCE) Starter Kit and Reader SDK " today with full source code and a sample app. Check it out!
  • Blog Post: WPF Custom Control Authoring and Testing Sample

    The sample solution has 3 projects: one is a Custom Control Library that currently include 2 custom controls, both of them have UI Automation support buit-in; the 2nd is a WPF application that is using these 2 custom controls; the 3rd project is a tester to drive this WPF application using UI Automation...
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