.NET 3.0 July CTP WPF

Find out about the lack of Visual Studio Orcas Extensions in New Signature’s heads-up on .NET 3.0 July CTP WPF

Quick heads-up on July CTP.


Microsoft haven’t released a Visual Studio Orcas Extensions for this CTP which means you won’t be able to build or run your WPF projects. Damn!

The good news is you can run the vsextwfx.msi with command line arguments that will skip the runtime check.

vsextwfx.msi WRC_X86_PKG_INSTALLED=true

In case you are wondering how our resident superstar Kazi figured it out, it’s quite simple i.e.

vsextwfx.msi /log c:\wpf.log
vsextwfx.msi /?

July Install Steps:

  1. Uninstall June; Orcas, SDK, RTC etc
  2. Install July RTC, SDK
  3. Install June Orcas like this: vsextwfx.msi WRC_X86_PKG_INSTALLED=true
  4. Run VS with devenv.exe /resetskippkgs first time to avoid package load failures

Happy WPFing!