Third Major release of WPF


The third major update of WPF has just been released as a Beta, as part of the .Net Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Beta. Here’s a few links to blogs that have more detail:

Scott’s Blog [VP]

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/05/12/visual-studio-2008-and-net-framework-3-5-service-pack-1-beta.aspx

Soma’s Blog [VP]

http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/

Tim Sneath’s Blog [Dev Evangelist]

http://blogs.msdn.com/tims

Greg Schecter’s Blog [Architect]

http://blogs.msdn.com/greg_schechter/archive/2008/05/12/a-series-on-gpu-based-effects-for-wpf.aspx

Jossef Goldberg’s Blog [PM] (more detailed breakdown of features per area)

http://blogs.msdn.com/jgoldb/archive/2008/05/15/what-s-new-for-performance-in-wpf-in-net-3-5-sp1.aspx

Vincent Sibal’s Blog [SDET]

http://blogs.msdn.com/vinsibal/archive/tags/WPF+3.5+SP1/default.aspx

Channel 9 WPF Intro on SP1

https://channel9.msdn.com

Comments (3)

  1. Right now, Greg’s blog seems to be the best source of information related to the new WPF features.

    Is there any other documentation available that can help us learn about things like the improvements to WriteableBitmap, etc.?

  2. Patrick Danino says:

    Hi Rob-

    Have you taken a look at Tim Sneath’s blog? It provides a pretty good overview of the changes we have made in SP1 (Greg’s blog is pretty focused on graphic features).

    With respect to more detailed documentation, the SDK team is working on updating the content on MSDN, but I’ll follow up to see if I can find a definitive list of features and associated documentation.

  3. Patrick Danino says:

    I added a link to Jossef Goldberg’s blog that has a more detailed breakdown per feature.