The CTPs never sleep!


My friend from Object Consulting, Kar Chew Lim, hit me with an email today about the September CTP WinFx build order. So it was time to get into the lab and get the recipe down!

Start with a clean machine (one without any of the Beta or CTP bits)

Install Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 (the September CTP WinFx goodies don’t run on VSTS RC0)

Now, this will get you going for WinPF and WinCF.

If you want to get stuck into WinWF and LINQ, then go on with these steps:

and optionally:

And finally, should you want to get stuck into WinFS, then:

Phew! Now if I can just find my trusty afro wig! Enjoy you’ll 😉


Comments (2)

  1. Hello David,

    I want to develop a application capable of showing a XAML interface, and I’m trying to install all the required stuff.

    I already have VS2005 Beta2 in my machine, but when I try to install the WinFX Runtime Components (it tries to connect to a server for a remote installation, I suppose), I get a fatal error in the middle of the process ! Is there another location to dowload this component? Or can it be a version conflict (I had VS2003 previously)?

    I would be glad if you could help me setting up my environment in order to take advantage of these new technologies 🙂

    Thanks in advance!