Ian Griffiths has published a six part series on when to use, and when not to use, .NET 4.5’s async features with WPF. The series begins with a post titled Too Much, Too Fast with WPF and Async.
Microsoft has recently released updates for .NET Framework 4.5 which fixes reliability, compatibility, stability, and performance issues associated with WPF, CLR, Windows Forms, XML, NCL, ASP.NET, WWF, WCF and Entity Framework.
Telerik recently released RadPivotGrid control that enables you to build Microsoft Excel look and feel applications for WPF and Silverlight.
Infragistics NetAdvantage Reporting 2012 volume 2 includes support for Hierarchical Data and Visual Studio 2012. It also ships with an Enhanced Report Engine and Pagebreak Control.
Telerik RadControls for WPF Q3 2012 enables developers to test user interfaces as it ships with Level 1 coded UI test support.
ComponentOne has released Studio Enterprise 2012 V3 with new controls for Windows 8, WinRT and existing control suites with support for localization RTF and Visual Studio 2012.
Microsoft recently released software development kit which enables developers to integrate SkyDrive into .NET and Windows Phone 8 applications.
AvalonDock is a .NET library that can be used to arrange a series of WPF/WinForms controls into a docking layout. And the newly released version natively supports MVVM, Aero Snap and has better performance.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) 4.5 brings several new features to developers in a midsize upgrade.
.NET Framework 4.5 Beta not only brings the Async/Await keywords and language simplifications to C# and Visual Basic, but also adds asynchronous methods to several common I/O and data access functions. New asynchronous features are available in ASP.NET 4.5, WCF, and WPF as well.
We spoke with Graham Knight about his WPF Table View project. WPF Table View is a lightweight data grid designed to handle very large data sets with 100,000+ rows.
The DependencyProperty and DependencyObject which form the building blocks for most XAML features come with a performance cost. An MSDN article “Optimizing C# for XAML Platforms” discusses this in detail along with ways to minimize its impact.
.NET 4.5 brings with it a generic version of WeakEventManager for WPF developers. In addition to not needing the event-specific subclass, this version also dispenses with the need for listener interfaces.
WPF 4.5 has improved its support for multi-threaded data binding, but the technique is still risky. This report attempts to explain how it works and what’s involved in using it safely.
The Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control introduces mapping capabilities to WPF via a native control. It includes support for Microsoft Surface, bringing touch features to Bing Maps.