These are now available, and there’s much new in here. I’m going to provide some links to the pertinent stuff.
VS 2008 Service Pack 1:
- Executable: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122094 (Direct Link)
- Iso: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122095 (Direct Link)
VS 2008 Express Editions with Service Pack 1:
- Executable: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123679
- ISO: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123680
VS Team System 2008 Team Foundation SP 1:
.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Team Foundation Server
A general description of the release can be found here.
Here’s a list of some of the new WPF features, with links to information about them.
- Item Container recycling: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/cc533447.aspx
- TreeView virtualization: http://phizzpop.visitmix.com/blogs/techniques/archive/2008/07/06/improving-your-wpf-3-5-sp1-controls-performance.aspx
- Writable bitmap: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/AdamKinney/WPF-35-SP1-Graphics-with-David-Teitlebaum/?Page=3
- StringFormat: http://blogs.msdn.com/llobo/archive/2008/05/19/wpf-3-5-sp1-feature-stringformat.aspx
- RenderMode and SoftwareOnly: http://blogs.msdn.com/jgoldb/archive/2007/10/10/performance-improvements-in-wpf-in-net-3-5-3-0-sp1.aspx
- Deferred scrolling: http://dotnet.org.za/rudi/archive/2008/05/22/scrolling-performance-in-wpf.aspx
- Alternating row style support: http://blogs.msdn.com/vinsibal/archive/2008/05/28/wpf-3-5-sp1-feature-alternating-rows.aspx
- Null value conversion and handling
- Item-level validation: http://blogs.msdn.com/vinsibal/archive/2008/08/11/wpf-3-5-sp1-feature-bindinggroups-with-item-level-validation.aspx
- MultiSelector support
- IEditableCollectionView support: http://blogs.msdn.com/vinsibal/archive/2008/05/20/wpf-3-5-sp1-feature-ieditablecollectionview.aspx
- Extensible Shader Effects: http://runtothehills.org/rob/archives/180
- D3DImage: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/WPF/D3DImage.aspx
- SplashScreen: http://tozon.info/blogs/andrej/archive/2008/08/11/Splash-Screen-in-WPF.aspx
There were some things left out of SP1 that we had been under the impression were "in the works". Amongst these were a DateTimePicker and a DataGrid. These did not make it into SP1, but it looks like we’ll be getting them "out of band" prior to their inclusion in some future WPF update. The DataGrid has already been released to CodePlex in what’s being called the "WPF Toolkit", with the promise of this being the mechanism for introducing several other WPF features "out of band".
If I’ve missed any features, or if links are available for any of the features I didn’t provide links for, let me know and I’ll update this post.