MUST HAVE: XAML Power Toys
Depending on how many blogs you read, you’ll be seeing a barrage of “Silverlight 2 released” posts today. If you haven’t seen it already, make sure you check Scott Guthrie’s post about the release at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/10/14/silverlight-2-released.aspx.
Karl Shifflet just updated his XAML Power Toys to support the Silverlight 2 release. If you are doing any WPF or Silverlight development, then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND downloading the power toys. They greatly enhance the developer experience inside of Visual Studio. Here’s the first paragraph from Karl’s page:
“XAML Power Toys is a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Multi-AppDomain Add-In that empowers WPF & Silverlight developers while working in the XAML editor. Its Line of Business form generation tools, Grid tools, DataGrid and ListView generation really shorten the XAML page layout time.”