#17 – WPF Release History

Here’s the history of the various versions of WPF, along with the corresponding version of Visual Studio that supported it.  Since WPF is part of the .NET Framework, it is numbered based on the .NET Framework releases.  (E.g. WPF 3.5 refers to WPF release with .NET Framework 3.5).

  • .NET Framework 3.0 – Nov, 2006
    • 1st release of WPF
    • CLR version 2.0
    • Visual Studio 2005 SP1
    • Incl w/Windows Vista
  • .NET Framework 3.5 – Nov, 2007
    • Various improvements to WPF
    • CLR version 2.0 SP1
    • Visual Studio 2008
    • Incl w/Windows 7
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 – Aug, 2008
    • Performance improvements (et al) to WPF
    • CLR version 2.0 SP2
    • Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • .NET Framework 4.0 – Apr, 2010
    • Various improvements to WPF
    • CLR version 4.0
    • Visual Studio 2010
  • .NET Framework 4.5 – Aug, 2012
    • Various improvements to WPF
    • CLR version 4.5
    • Visual Studio 2012
    • Incl w/Windows 8
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