orcas extensions

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Posted 17 years ago by m2281
Version: 1.0.0300
Could you post a link for the orcas extensions?

Also what are the downsides to installing them, are they CTP?


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Posted 17 years ago by Boyd - Sr. Software Developer, Patterson Consulting, LLC
You can get the CTP extensions from the following url:


If you have trouble with the url, just go to Microsoft Downloads (http://download.microsoft.com) and search for "Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP"

These extensions are not final, but do allow you to run the Ribbon code in Visual Studio. Installing these extensions should have no impact on your .NET 2.0 code.
Posted 17 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
You can get the November Orcas extensions for VS 2005 here:

They are a CTP however they have been very stable and have not caused any problems for us at all. All the November CTP does is allow you to create/open WPF projects, it shows the beginnings of the Cider designer (which was very buggy back at that time and we don't recommend using it) and gives some Intellisense in the XML editor for XAML.

You do need either those extensions OR a CTP Virtual PC of the latest Orcas builds. For most people the extensions are the way to go until the final version of VS Orcas comes out in a few months.

We've added this info to a Troubleshooting documentation topic in the next build of Ribbon.

Look for the next Ribbon build probably Monday... it's going to have some really big new features.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.1) was released 2 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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