Just read through a bunch of the features coming online in 3.5 sp1 and Im totally stoked.. Microsoft has really done a good job about listening to what we need to make WPF a better programming experience… I can think of 3 – 4 things that I am working on today that will be much easier in the next release.

Its funny how little things like Alternating Row support in ItemsControl can be such a big thing but Ive used 72 different hacky solutions for this and its always a time suck setting it up…

Interoperability with DirectX and hardware accelerated extensible shader effects totally changes the game in my opinion.. Many of the dreamy interfaces that we have conjured up in our imagination when we get excited about WPF are now going to be a reality.

Thanks WPF team! I cant wait to get my hands dirty!

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/05/12/visual-studio-2008-and-net-framework-3-5-service-pack-1-beta.aspx

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