Thursday, November 26, 2009

Silverlight Toolkit November 2009 Released

Silverlight Toolkit is on a rapid pace from July to October and now again a release in November there are various improvements and other nice features which you will like.

You can download the Silverlight 3 Toolkit November 2009 from

And also the Silverlight 4 beta Toolkit November 2009 from

Stated below are the changelist from the October version of the toolkit.

  • All Toolkit/SDK control visuals and input handling to exhibit the correct behavior for right-to-left languages and cultures in Silverlight 4.
Mouse Wheel Support
  • Controls that support scrolling can now be scrolled using the mouse wheel in Silverlight 4
Support for Validation in Themes
  • All Toolkit controls now show validation UI out of the box when there are data input errors.
  • New BusyIndicator control in the Silverlight Toolkit to easily toggle UI to a busy state.
  • Based on David Poll's ActivityControl which is used in the RIA Services project template and samples.
  • Added Content property that allows the form UI to be set directly, without having to specify data templates to improve experience in the designer.
  • Supports more flexible subclassing scenarios of core classes
  • Provides more helpful exception messages in limited scenarios
  • Updated default Chart template to respect Padding
  • Type of Chart.LegendItems collection items changed to object for flexibility
  • Converted Legend to a HeaderedItemsControl for consistency.
  • Removed ImplicitStyleManager from Silverlight 4 to phase it out now that implicit styles are supported in the platform.
  • Updated Themes (TwilightBlue, ShinyRed, etc.) to work with implicit styles.
  • Adds PackageCatalog and a Package class which enables support for downloading secondary XAP’s and loading them into a MEF catalog.
Silverlight Unit Test Framework
  • The Silverlight Unit Test Framework (Microsoft.Silverlight.Testing.dll) and the Visual Studio unit test metadata for Silverlight are now installed alongside the Silverlight Toolkit binaries
  • Source ships inside the Infrastructure Zip installed with the MSI
Silverlight Development Infrastructure and Tools
  • Visual Studio project and item templates for Silverlight Test Applications
  • Silverlight 3 version supports Visual Studio 2008, Visual Web Developer 2008, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
  • Silverlight 4 verison supports Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
  • Experimental Silverlight Code Coverage support: collect block-level coverage data when using the Silverlight Unit Test Framework on a machine with Visual Studio 2010 and Static Analysis Tools
  • Silverlight test automation support through Microsoft Build: easily include unit test execution inside the build process. Support for simple automation of Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome automation.
  • DefaultStyleTask for large control library projects