Because WPF keeps progressing, not everyone has the components they need to run WPF applications like our xamShowcase. These notes are here to help ensure that you can experience NetAdvantage for WPF from the comfort of your browser.

WPF XAML Browser Application (XBAP) Requirements

Seeing as how the xamShowcase is an XBAP, it requires the following components that are needed for all XBAPs. The nice thing is that once you do this, you can then run any XBAP (not just xamShowcase).

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Supported Browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and Above, or Mozilla Firefox
  • .NET Framework 3.5 <- This is what you are probably missing as it contains the latest CLR3.X WPF stuff.


Known Issues

Hopefully, you won't run into any issues, but if you do, look over these known issues to see if there is a known solution.

"Unable to load DLL: 'WindowsCodecsExt.dll' The specified module could not be found." - This might be because you had a beta of .NET 3 (WinFX) installed and the Windows Imaging Components (WIC). Check your installed programs list for either of these, uninstall WIC and .NET 3 completely, and reinstall the final release of .NET 3.5 Framework as described above.

The xamFeatureBrowser has the same requirements, except a Web browser is not needed. While our samples require .NET 3.5, the NetAdvantage for WPF components can run on .NET 3.0 or above.

Once you've verified you have everything you need, you should be able to go ahead and explore the xamShowcase!