WPF Toolkit - October 2008 Release

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Reviewed:  16 reviews
Downloads: 63322
Released: Oct 27, 2008
Updated: Jan 13, 2009 by SamanthaMSFT
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Release Notes

The WPF Toolkit is a collection of WPF features and components that are being made available outside of the normal .NET Framework ship cycle. The WPF Toolkit not only allows users to get new functionality more quickly, but allows an efficient means for giving feedback to the product team. Many of the features will be released with full source code as well. Over time, some of these features may be moved into the .NET Framework, based on readiness and customer feedback.

This is the October 2008 Release of the WPF Toolkit. The WPF Toolkit October 2008 Release includes:
  • V1 of the WPF DataGrid
  • V1 of the DatePicker/Calendar
  • Preview of VisualStateManager (VSM)
The download link on this page includes only a runtime binary. You can browse or download the source code under the Source Code tab.

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Please note: The WPF Toolkit is dependent on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. You must install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 in order to use any features in the Toolkit.

Instructions for using the WPF Toolkit Preview binaries:
  1. Install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  2. Download the WPFToolkitBinaries or WPFToolkitBinariesAndSource
  3. Run the WPFToolkit.msi to install the WPFToolkit.dll and WPF Toolkit design time binaries to your Program Files folder
  4. Reference the binaries in your project:
    1. Reference WPFToolkit.dll in your project
    2. Add a using statement ("using Microsoft.Windows.Controls;") to the top of .cs files
    3. Add a new xmlns (for example, xmlns:toolkit="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wpf/2008/toolkit") to the top of XAML files
      1. Remember to use the namespace prefix (in the above example, <toolkit: ...>) in the body of your XAML

Reviews for this release

Very complex and not rich, intellisense this controls and Ribbon control not controlable easly, it outside of the it's own idea. sory but this project and office ribbon controls hard to work, and for now time is very important capital.... All these controls must be redesign.
by mdogancay on Nov 7, 2009 at 5:47 PM
Very promising control but unusable as of now because it does not support .NET 3.0 (crashes on XP with .NET 3.0, works fine on XP with .NET 3.5). Please back-port to .NET 3.0.
by dacris on Oct 6, 2009 at 4:27 AM
school for test
by lboisseau on Apr 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM
Good start - looking forward to the next release.
by sjrankin on Jan 28, 2009 at 7:34 PM
Hi WpfToolkit Team, Great job. There are some bugs: DatePicker Bug1: Changing TextBox Year, Month or Day does not Reflect to the Calender and will be replaced with old Value. DatePicker Bug2: you can go over the Minimum and Maximum by changing the Year in Calender Window!
by Aki on Jan 26, 2009 at 1:18 PM
It's okay but the bugs start to take the shine off of it. Even if it's a side project for the WPF team and their focus is elsewhere, you need to finish what you start. Personally I would get, say a third party data grid, where that is the primary aim. Just hope we get an update before .NET 4.
by Gavin99 on Jan 22, 2009 at 7:35 PM
Best!, Good base, and because include Sourcecode you can track what happend and (maybe) also fix. In otherwise, is this the best exampes for learning do complex things with wpf
by auoji on Jan 20, 2009 at 5:56 AM
Love the DataGrid, but the lack of maintenance renders the toolkit pretty much useless for most use cases. By hyping the initial release, labelling it as stable and then not providing any updates to well known bugs, MSFT is rather doing a disservice to the community.
by hardcodet on Jan 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM
The installer hangs up on a message "wait while the setup is determining space requirements".....(used it on Win2008 VPC, net 3.5 sp1, Studio 2008 )
by TheCamel on Jan 19, 2009 at 8:05 AM
Hi, I'm the guy behing xamltemplates.net i wan't to integrate in my templates also the WPF Toolkit controls, do you know where i can find some complete documentation on the controls in WPF Toolkit (for example for DataGridHeader, for the row and so on), thanks.
by bradutz01 on Jan 13, 2009 at 10:36 AM
It is a cool control but there is no built in support for: - Navigation with a toolbar - Outlook View - Themes for Office 2007 - Interarctive Templated View
by allanob on Jan 11, 2009 at 11:48 AM
The DataGrid control, which is the important one, is buggy. For instance, try using it on a tab in a tabControl. Plus, the output is plain vanilla, with minimal ability to customize it. Why is it not the same snazzy look that the Silverlight DataGrid has?
by GaryChamberlain on Jan 10, 2009 at 5:18 AM
It exists no other DataGrid with so much features like in the WPF Toolkit. I hope Microsoft will take it in their next release of .NET Framework!?
by Sie7en on Jan 5, 2009 at 3:37 PM
Not as expected, DataGrid must have mantainance just as Silverlight version does, i think this control must be a hight priority in Microsoft no matter the plans for .net framework 4.0 that is not of much concern for developers not this year but later so first things first dont commit the same mistake over and over again
by Keoz on Jan 3, 2009 at 3:46 PM
Lots of bugsssssssssssssssssssss.. Lotsssssssssssss.
by overule on Jan 3, 2009 at 2:02 PM
I'm have question....
by procedure on Dec 30, 2008 at 9:39 PM