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Silverlight 2 DataGrid December 2008 Release

  • Published:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

This download contains an updated version of the Silverlight 2 DataGrid control.

  • This version of the DataGrid contains the following improvements over the version that was released in the Silverlight 2 SDK:
    • Almost 30 bugs have been fixed.
    • Rows containing focus no longer disappear when the ItemsSource changes
    • Selection is now preserved when sorting
    • ComboBox and other controls opening a popup no longer end editing mode for the DataGrid
    • Buttons outside the DataGrid work as expected when they are clicked while the DataGrid is in editing mode
    • Improved FrozenColumn behavior.
    • Improved cell currency.
    • Selection is updated at the time when the CurrentCellChanged event is raised


Status: Live

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SL2DataGridDec08.exe2e76951104e38121eab2aba2c99061c44910eb1d130 KB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1
    Microsoft Silverlight 2
    Microsoft Silverlight 2 SDK
    Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Installation Instructions

  • To install the Silverlight 2 DataGrid December 2008 Release:
    1. Close all instances of Microsoft Visual Studio.
    2. Delete all cached toolbox items by removing all files beginning with "toolbox" from %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0.
      • On Microsoft Windows XP, %LocalAppData% is Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data.
      • On Microsoft Windows Vista, %LocalAppData% is Users\UserName\AppData\Local.
    3. Replace the following assemblies with the ones in this package:
      • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v2.0\Libraries\Client\System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll
      • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v2.0\Libraries\Client\System.Windows.Controls.Data.Design.dll
    4. For any existing projects, delete the reference to System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll and then re-add the reference.