Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidates are posted

Go grab your copy of Visual Studio 2010 RC here. Rewritten in WPF, this is the slickest version of VS yet. Too many features to go into now, but here are a couple of my favorites. The WPF and Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio now has complete parity with the beloved Windows Forms designer, and…

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is posted

Get it here. Discuss amongst yourselves at the forum. Don’t miss Guy Burstein’s guided tour. Here’s the official word: Visual Studio 2008 With Visual Studio 2008, developers and development organizations have the tools that enable them to be more productive, take advantage of all the latest platform advances on Windows, Office and the Web, and…

Using the WPF Designer: Guidance for Windows Forms Developers

If you’re a WinForms dev, and you’d like to know how to implement your favorite features in WPF, take note: Our new topic, The WPF Designer for Windows Forms Developers, gives you a detailed mapping of WinForms features to WPF Designer features. No more flailing about, trying to figure out how to anchor a control…


Troubleshooting WPF Designer load failures

Now that people have been kicking the tires of the WPF Designer for Visual Studio 2008 (aka “Cider”), we’re starting to see a lot of questions about why perfectly good WPF code doesn’t load in the designer.  Here’s a preview of the topic that will ship in the docs. Hopefully this will help out before frustration…


Cider Extensibility Help Documentation

PM extraordinaire Jim Nakashima has posted a preview of some of our docs that describe how to do things like implement custom adorners, menu items, and feature providers.   Custom adorner for adjusting the RenderTransform of a control.

Fidalgo November CTP posted

Well, we called it the “October CTP” last week, but it’s the “November CTP” now. Here it is, the last Fidalgo package that is deployed separately from Orcas: Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP Have fun.