WPF and Silverlight Toolkit Compatibility

General Compat Thoughts The majority of the controls in the Silverlight Toolkit November 2008 (PDC) release are Silverlight versions of controls already present in WPF. These "WPF Parity" controls include: DockPanel WrapPanel ViewBox Label Expander TreeView HeaderedContentControl HeaderedItemsControl We focused heavily on API compatibility for these controls, only making changes (I’m actually not sure if…

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Silverlight Toolkit Now Available For Download

On the heels of Scott Guthtrie’s PDC keynote this morning, I’m very pleased to announce the launch of the Silverlight Toolkit on CodePlex! The Silverlight Toolkit is a collection of components dedicated to making you – the Silverlight Developer – as productive as possible writing Silverlight.  The full Silverlight Toolkit is available under the Microsoft…

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Silverlight 2 Released – Silverlight Toolkit on the Way

As you know, today we released Silverlight 2.  Scott mentioned the Silverlight Toolkit in his post as well – which is exactly what my team is working on.  We’re driving hard to get the first preview release of the Silverlight Toolkit at PDC later this month. Just to reiterate a few points that Scott called…

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Unit testing with Silverlight

One of the things I was most excited about when we shipped the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 controls was the included unit testing harness, written by Jeff Wilcox.  I think it’s a good thing when we can share some of our internal tooling.  It’s good for customers, because they can leverage the work that we’ve…

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Updated ExpandoHeaderControl sample for RC0

Here is the updated control sample for RC0.  Just a few changes from Beta 2 – RCO: generic.xaml needs to now be in a folder called “themes” (case sensitive) rather than in the root of your project.  In VSM transition declarations “Duration” has been renamed to “GeneratedDuration” So porting was easy.  If you want to…

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Control Freak.

Hmmm…no blogging lately…what has Shawn been up to?  Yes, guilty.  But here’s what’s been going on over the past few months.  Shortly after MIX07, ScottGu brought up an idea of building a larger team focused on building controls.  We kicked this idea around for while as we talked about details, timelines, and goals.  In April,…

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