My favorite feature of the WPF and Silverlight Tools update

 Update:  I guess I didn’t check the link I originally posted well enough.  It’s fixed, now.  Thanks to Thomas Freudenberg for providing the correct link. OK, I know this update is several months old, but I was so excited to see this feature that I wanted to share.  If you’re like me, you spend a…


What’s new in .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate documentation

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate is now available along with the documentation online at MSDN.  There are a few new things you might want to check out. The Getting Started with WPF walkthrough has been completely updated for this release. You’ll find downloadable sample code for both C# and VB that goes…


WPF samples now available at Code Gallery

In past versions of our Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation, you may have experienced frustration when you tried to access our WPF sample code. No more. We’ve picked the best samples, hoisted them out of the docs, updated them for Visual Studio 2010, and uploaded them to Code Gallery: WPF Documentation Samples. You’ll see…

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WPF Toolkit is live – DataGrid, Ribbon, and Calendar preview versions

In conjunction the morning keynote presentation at PDC, the public releases of DataGrid and Ribbon are now live. Download the binaries and source from here: · WPF Toolkit including V1 of DataGrid, V1 of DatePicker/Calendar, & preview of VisualStateManager (VSM): http://www.codeplex.com/wpf/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=15598. · Preview version of Ribbon: http://msdn.microsoft.com/officeui (install instructions here).   WPF DataGrid doing line-of-business…

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Silverlight Toolkit is posted

Get the new Silverlight Toolkit. Be sure to check out the samples: Silverlight Toolkit controls sample, and Silverlight Toolkit Charting sample. In this release, you get the following controls: TreeView AutoCompleteBox DockPanel WraPanel Label Expander HeaderedItemControl HeaderedContentControl NumericUpDown ViewBox ButtonSpinner ImplicitStyleManager Take particular note of the new Data Visualization control, Chart, which is a free…

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Download Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

Get it here. Discuss amongst yourselves at the forum. Don’t miss Guy Burstein’s guided tour. Here’s the official word: Visual Studio 2008 With Visual Studio 2008, developers and development organizations have the tools that enable them to be more productive, take advantage of all the latest platform advances on Windows, Office and the Web, and…

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What is ContentPropertyAttribute?

ContentPropertyAttribute is an attribute that a class author places on the class to specify the property that is the ContentProperty. As an example, here’s part of the declaration of the Style class:   [ContentPropertyAttribute(“Setters”)] public class Style : DispatcherObject, INameScope, IAddChild  When a property is the ContentProperty for a class, it becomes the property that takes…

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