What's new in the WPF Toolkit February 2010 Release?
- Bug fixes
Bug fixes for common issues, including:
- DataGrid - Templating, multiple selection, runtime sorting, etc.
- Calendar/DatePicker - Styling, default values, focus related issues, etc.
- VSM - Generated transitions
- UI Automation - Mostly DataGrid UI automation fixes and a few for Calendar/DatePicker
Also new in the February release, we are introducing the concept of Quality Bands
to rate the quality of the controls and features in the release.
- Components in the Stable Quality Band
- Components in the Preview Quality Band
- Chart Controls
The February release of the WPF Toolkit has been updated to contain symbols that match its binaries.
We recommend downloading this latest package for an improved debugging experience. This can be installed directly on top of your current installation of the February Toolkit by clicking ‘repair’ in the installer.
You may also be interested in the following resources:
The source code solution for the Chart Controls design time
will only build if you have both Expression Blend and Visual Studio (with the Visual Studio Designer for WPF) installed. This is because the Chart controls are dependent on some design time assemblies included with those programs. More info is available here
Installation and Usage Instructions
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 binaries:
- Install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
- 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" or "WPF Toolkit January 2009" or "WPF Toolkit March 2009" or "WPF Toolkit June 2009")
- Download the WPFToolkit_Binaries or WPFToolkit_BinariesAndSource
- Run the WPFToolkit.msi to install the WPFToolkit.dll and WPF Toolkit design time binaries to your Program Files folder
- Reference the binaries in your project:
- Reference WPFToolkit.dll in your project
- Add a using statement ("using Microsoft.Windows.Controls;") to the top of .cs files
- Add a new xmlns (for example, xmlns:toolkit="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wpf/2008/toolkit") to the top of XAML files
- Remember to use the namespace prefix (in the above example, <toolkit: ...>) in the body of your XAML