We are looking at using D3 in our application. In order to evaluate it, I downloaded the release version and started to build a test harness to see if it meets our requirements, however, I came across some bugs in the D3 code. Rather than attempt to
fix them, I wondered whether these had been fixed in the latest nightly, so downloaded that instead. Unfortunately, after migrating the project I can't get it to build in VS2010. It appears that there are some design features in the post release code that
are linked to VS2008*. So, I decided to post here!
It would be great to get some clairty as to the release status of D3, since these issues impact on our decision to use it. In many respects, it is very encouraging and its empahsis on performance and support for large data sets is just what we need, so it
would nice to see these issue resolved, or at least clarified.
Can anyone comment on the VS2010 question? Are we likely to see a new release soon? Someone hinged at a new September release? Is that still on track?
I also get the feeling that development is ongoing, but the changes have not been backported to the codeplex branch. Even if a release is not due soon, could the codeplex nightly be brought up to date please?
*For example, the use of IRegisterMetadata:
"126.96.36.199 Extensibility Issues
Extensibility interfaces have changed in Visual Studio 2010 to support extensibility for Silverlight and WPF, and broaden support across Visual Studio 2010 and Blend3.
Control design times must be recompiled for Visual Studio 2010 and must implement IProvideAttributeTable instead of IRegisterMetadata.
These issues block control distribution in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1:
The automated "toolbox control installation" method documented for earlier versions of Visual Studio is not working in Beta 1 for Silverlight. To populate the toolbox in Beta 1 with custom controls or user controls, you can either build them as
part of your project or add them to your project by using the "Choose Items" dialog box that you can access by right-clicking the toolbox.
The ability to specify toolbox icons and control design times is also limited in Beta 1. Control design-times written for Visual Studio 2008 will not load in Visual Studio 2010. Expect issues in Beta 1 in getting Visual Studio 2008 design-times to work alongside
Visual Studio 2010 design-times, and expect issues in getting icons to load correctly in Visual Studio 2010."