You might have heard a lot of buzz about the recent release of the Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010. But what you might not have heard is that a lot of the features in the new tools work just as well for developing a WPF application! Here’s some of the features you might find interesting:
- When you are working with styles, you now get intellisense based on the target type (yay!)
- “Go To Value Definition” feature that will take you to where style being applied is defined.
- Drag and drop data sources to create resources
- Right-click context menu on Grid design that lets you add and remove rows and columns
Also, the Performance Suite is now available for WPF 4 developers. Now you can use all the great profiling tools you loved for 3.5 with your 4 app. See Jossef Goldberg’s blog post for details.