WPF Toolkit - January 2009 Release

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Released: Jan 30, 2009
Updated: Jan 30, 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 January 2009 Release of the WPF Toolkit. The WPF Toolkit January 2009 Release includes:
  • Fix for the VSM/DatePicker Memory Leak (see archived Known Issue page for more info)
  • The same components as the October 2008 release, including:
    • V1 of the WPF DataGrid
    • V1 of the DatePicker/Calendar
    • Preview of VisualStateManager (VSM)

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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. If you have a previous version of WPF Toolkit installed, uninstall it through the Remove Programs dialog on the Control Panel (look for "WPF Toolkit October 2008 (Version 3.5.31016.1)")
  3. Download the WPFToolkit_Binaries or WPFToolkit_BinariesAndSource
  4. Run the WPFToolkit.msi to install the WPFToolkit.dll and WPF Toolkit design time binaries to your Program Files folder
  5. 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

DataGrid is so slow so high CPU utilization lead it is useless. Modify bug's speed is too slow. Develop speed is too slow.
by mjohn on Nov 11, 2009 at 3:02 PM
On first appearance, the DatePicker control insists on showing text "Show Calendar", disregarding any SelectedDate, DisplayDate, or Text properties that have been set. Only after selecting a date from the calendar popup does the displayed text render correctly. This control is half-assed. Stick with the Windows.Forms DateTimePicker.
by KenBrady on Oct 18, 2009 at 3:01 AM
The DatePicker/Calendar controls are extremely buggy, making them completely unusable. The calendar navigation would be nice if it worked, but it really doesn't - when selecting the year, if the years 1999 - 2010 are displayed, clicking 1999 will display a date in 1989 and clicking 2010 will display a date in 2020. This also happens when selecting days at the start or end of the month.
by TabbyCool on Apr 2, 2009 at 2:43 PM
Is it suppose to fix the DatePicker IsEnabled problem? Because here the problem is still present... (the answer is No, it will be fixed in the next release *thanks Samantha*)
by SlickRick on Mar 11, 2009 at 7:45 PM
Why are you guys so far behind the Silverlight toolkit? 4 month wait and only a few bug fixes?
by Phuguet on Mar 5, 2009 at 4:16 PM
Quisiera mas Ejemplos Sobre el Tema
by leo123juan on Feb 18, 2009 at 6:44 PM
Nice release Hope to see few more releases soon thanks Satish Indian servers http://www.indianservers.com
by SaiSatish on Feb 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM