DXperience and Windows 7

05 January 2009

This afternoon, I did a quick running repair on my old laptop, and to celebrate I installed Visual Studio and then DXperience onto it. No real news there you might think, except that the laptop is my test machine for Windows 7, at least the version attendees were given at PDC last October. Up to now I've been exploring the new Windows 7 features, so this was something new to play with.

There you go. You heard it here first: DXperience works just fine in pre-beta Windows 7, and I have no real doubt it'll work just fine in the beta Windows 7 that seems to have been leaked before it was released. I've been going through the demos for both WinForms and ASP.NET for about an hour with nary a problem. Ditto my quick foray into WPF and Silverlight. If you want me to try some feature of some control out in particular, let me know.

So, you see there was no real news Smile. Move along, nothing to see here...

6 comment(s)
Nate Laff

That's good news. Haven't tried to install VS yet on build 7000. Loving 7 though.

Any chance of this ever happening? I love the native look and feel and some of the controls are a little different.


6 January, 2009
Chris W Walsh

I'm not going to bother until someone leaks an x64 version of 7000....

6 January, 2009
Brendon Muck [DevExpress MVP]

I don't have any controls that I need tested, but I would like to know if Freecell still comes installed with Windows 7.

6 January, 2009
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Brendon: Yep, it's there. With a Ribbon UI.

Cheers, Julian

(PS: I jest. At least about the ribbon)

6 January, 2009
Chris W Walsh

Well its working in the x64 build 7000 :D

7 January, 2009
Lenard Bartha

Windows 7 x64 is out, and can be downloaded thru MSDN or Connect. For everybody else it will be available Friday...

8 January, 2009

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