We released the WinFX January CTP this morning along with some associated Go-Live licenses. As Karsten mentions in his post, there are no changes to WPF between the December and January CTPs, and in fact, they’re binary compatible. Here are links to the bits:
- WinFX Runtime Components – includes everything you need to run WinFX applications
- Go-Live licenses for WCF and WF – if you want to deploy WCF or WF applications in a live operating environment (see Arik Cohen’s post about why WPF doesn’t have a Go-Live license for this release)
- Windows SDK – for the developer documentation, tools, samples, etc. (see uninstall note below)
- Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Community Technology Preview – Development Tools for WinFX® – adds IntelliSense, new project types, and “Cider” to Visual Studio 2005
- Visual Studio Extensions for WorkFlow – if you’re developing WF applications
- WinFX RC January CTP “Readme” – you read these things thoroughly, right? 🙂
Note: If you have a prior version of the Windows SDK on your machine, not only do you need to uninstall the SDK, but you also need to uninstall the Monad and Compact Framework bits. I ran into this problem on my machine, and it took me a moment to figure out, so save yourself the potential confusion.
Last, but not least, for those who are using my Adobe Illustrator to WPF/XAML Export Plug-In, you’ll be happy to know that the current version works just fine with the January CTP.