WPF Toolkit - June 2009 Release

Rating:        Based on 23 ratings
Reviewed:  17 reviews
Downloads: 118388
Released: Jun 25, 2009
Updated: Jan 19, 2010 by JenniLe
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Application WPFToolkitBinaries
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Source Code WPFToolkitBinariesAndSource
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Release Notes

What's new in the WPF Toolkit June 2009 Release?

  • Chart Controls - Release notes and sample application available here
  • Bug fixes for common issues, including:
    • DataGrid.DeleteCommand requires a current cell (as reported here)
    • DataGridColumn DisplayIndex ArgumentOutOfRange exception (as reported here)
    • DatePicker IsEnabled=False does not gray out (as reported here)
    • DatePicker Enter, Escape, and Spacebar inputs do not correctly commit/cancel edits and close the popup
    • VSM steady state animations fail to run

Also new in the June 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
    • DataGrid
    • DatePicker
    • Calendar
    • VisualStateManager
  • Components in the Preview Quality Band
    • Chart Controls


You may also be interested in the following resources:
Note: If after installing the June Update you encounter issues with the Toolkit controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox, please right-click on the Toolbox and select “Reset Toolbox.”

Note: 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.

Note: If you have Visual Studio 2008, WPF Toolkit June 2009, and Blend 3 installed, and the WPF project in VS has a reference to System.Windows.Controls.DataVisualization.Toolkit.dll, you may get an error when opening your project. More info and workaround is 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:
  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)" or "WPF Toolkit January 2009 (Version 3.5.40128.1)" or "WPF Toolkit March 2009 (Version 3.5.40320.1)")
  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

It's nice Datagrid is working well But the DatePicker is not working I have done what you gave instructions to do But the Datepicker is not working Is there anything extra I have to do to use the DatePicker Pls help me
by lukman on Feb 15, 2010 at 6:07 AM
Some good stuff, but I'm not very impressed.
by quillaja on Feb 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM
Hello, after installing the MVVM-Template, it doesnt appears in Visual Studio (Im using 9.0.30729.1 SP). Do I anything wrong? regards
by picustla on Dec 16, 2009 at 10:48 AM
Suggestion: add window style for WPF Toolkit (for example: as a Vista Aero window, only black)
by Stivenpro on Nov 19, 2009 at 8:18 AM
Can't wait for the next charting release.
by majorck on Nov 18, 2009 at 3:29 PM
I love your component. Tho, it's a shame the Silverlight (default view) DataGrid is way better and nicer.
by weitzhandler on Nov 14, 2009 at 6:48 PM
Great tools, thanks!
by cwtews on Oct 25, 2009 at 8:33 PM
thankyou for your works and informations
by musado on Oct 8, 2009 at 10:18 AM
grid trick: having functional problems try EnableRowVirtualization false
by real_name on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM
DataGrid is too slow to use.
by mjohn on Sep 23, 2009 at 7:34 AM
the best library....... :D
by karnash on Aug 21, 2009 at 3:00 PM
great! ;}
by radioman on Aug 18, 2009 at 9:43 AM
I love this component!
by Thecentury on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:15 PM
Good so far and very happy with the speed of these updates. Can't wait to see the chart controls in action.
by thundr51 on Jul 9, 2009 at 3:00 PM
Thanks a lot for your awesome work!
by Sevenate on Jun 25, 2009 at 10:53 PM
Already seems much more stable than the last version, and general DataGrid performance is much better.
by rutt on Jun 25, 2009 at 7:17 PM
Good stuff. Thanks for release. When will the Datagrid/DatePicker/Calendar be supported with WPF themes? Any new updates on releasing next Ribbon CPT?
by shaggygi on Jun 25, 2009 at 5:43 PM