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Does the January Orcas CTP that released last night have WPF support If no, when will we start seeing WPF support in the Orcas CTP's.

Steve



Re: Visual Studio WPF Designer January Orcas CTP

Marco Goertz - MSFT

No, it does not include the Cider WPF designer. It should be in the February CTP and most certainly in Beta 1.




Re: Visual Studio WPF Designer January Orcas CTP

j a g a

When to expect the Beta 1 of Orcas approximately (April, June ... )

Up to then:
Can I use the November CTP of WPF & WCF on top of the January CTP of Orcas

If yes, do I need to install .Net 3.0 and Windows SDK too
If no, wich is the recommended (pre-release or free) VS version to try out WPF and Cider

Thx, Jaga





Re: Visual Studio WPF Designer January Orcas CTP

Marco Goertz - MSFT

Sorry, I missed your follow-up question. Unfortunately, the release dates are still confidential.

The only way to try out Cider at this point is with Visual Studio 2005 Standard or better. The free Express SKUs are not supported (nor enabled) in this scenario.

You may want to give our "sister" product Expression Blend a try. I haven't tried it but you might be able open Blend's project files with VC# 2005 Express (Blend uses the VS project file format) to make changes in the code-behind files.






Re: Visual Studio WPF Designer January Orcas CTP

j a g a

Thank you for your reply Marco.

To use Expression Blend for the UI design is an interesting idea.