Earlier this month Microsoft made a preview release of its design tools for its upcoming Windows Presentation Foundation subsystem (known as Avalon).
This set of tools is known as “Cider” and is set to be part of the next version of Visual Studio (“Orcas”).
If you haven’t had the time yet to install the December CTP of WinFX and the additional Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for WinFX
here i a sneak peak of the design time experience provided by “Cider”:
Some other “Cider” resources:
- Download Cider (requires December CTP WinFX runtime)
- “Cider” Forum on MSDN
- “Cider” Wiki on Channel9
- Brian Pepin’s Blog – Brian is an Architect on “Cider”
- Read about how the codename “Cider” came about
- Chuck Jazdezewski’s Blog – Chuck is another Architect on “Cider”
- “Cider” Presentations