Coding Microsoft

WinFX (Jan CTP) and Visual Studio 2005

If you are trying to get dirty with WinFX (“Avalon”, “Indigo” and Workflow), then check out this post by fellow RD Michele Leroux Bustamante. It contains easy steps to get the various pieces of Jan CTP including VS 2005 integration downloaded and installed in the correct order.

I wrongly assumed Windows SDK (1GB Download) is a superset and will include everything needed to work on WinFX. Had I had this cheat sheet earlier it would have been lot easier!. MS please note this and don’t have this so fragmented in future.

If you are adventurous and want to go bleeding edge, check out WinFX Feb CTP. This blog post has a list of breaking changes in Feb CTP, but remember you are on your own.