WPF 4 Series: Getting Started

Hey WPFers – Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 have been
available since April 2010. In it, the WPF team delivered a great set of oft-requested features and capabilities that many customers asked for:

  • Cached Composition
  • LayoutRounding
  • CleartypeHinting
  • BindableRun
  • Selection
    and Caret Brushes
  • Windows 7
    Shell Integration
  • Progress
  • New
    XAML/BAML Parser Engine
  • Visual
    State Manager (VSM)
  • UIAutomation
  • .NET
    Framework 4 Client Profile
  • Controls for Rich Client
  • Pixel Shader 3 Support
  • Animated
    Easing Function
  • New Text Rendering Stack
  • Custom
  • Windows 7
  • Icon
  • Thumbnail
  • Data
    Binding Support for DLR
    Script Interop
  • SynchronizedInput
  • Full Trust
    XBAP Deployment
  • Windows 7 and Office Ribbon Control









Below are some fundamentals
content for
anyone interested in getting started with WPF 4. This is the 1st of
many upcoming WPF 4 Series posts meant for developers who are new to
WPF 4 and looking for content and resources that delve more into this release. 

There are several great technical primers for WPF 4


– Scott
Guthrie: WPF
4 Blog Post

– Pete
Brown: WPF
4 Release Guide

– SDK Team: What’s
New in WPF 4


– Download PowerPoint    
– Download Demo Code
(Hands-on and Video content to come)
If you
have questions on this or other topics that you’d like to see covered as part
of this series, please
leave a comment!

My name is Ted Hu, a Senior Program Manager for the WPF Team.  I love hearing from customers – please let me know what you think!