Installing the WPF/E Developer Environment on Windows Vista

Although the client runtime is an easy install, I came across a few quirks in installing the full "WPF/E" developer environment on Windows Vista (hey, this is bleeding edge, after all!)

I thought I'd post a quick summary of the steps here in the hope that it might be useful to someone. [We refreshed the SDK on December 22nd, so I've updated the instructions accordingly...] 

  1. Close any open instances of Visual Studio 2005;
  2. Install the Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and Vista Support Update (if necessary); 
  3. Install the "WPF/E" December CTP client runtime;
  4. Install the "WPF/E" December CTP SDK (updated 12/22);
  5. Install the VS template from Start / All Programs / WPFE SDK / Tools / Install WPFE VS Template;
  6. Open an elevated command prompt (this is important);
  7. From the prompt, run %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\devenv /setup
  8. Finished!

Now, when you open Visual Studio 2005, you should see the "WPF/E" template here:

Good luck!

Comments (5)
  1. Anonymous says:

    In you can find an interesting post and source code example of integrating…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just in case anyone was wondering, you’re safe to install the service pack for Visual Studio 2005 on

  3. Anonymous says:

    A special Christmas Eve version to clean out my Feed Demon box as I will be on vacation next week and

  4. Anonymous says:

    With everyone in the office getting all excited about WPF/E I thought I’d give it a try. I got Visual

  5. Anonymous says:

    ANyone know if WPF/E SDK compatible with Visual Web Developer

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