The following downloads will enable you to develop WinFX applications for the latest version of Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003:
- Windows SDK – The Windows SDK includes the documentation, samples, tools and build environments to develop Windows applications – either native or WinFX.
- WinFX Runtime Components – The WinFX Runtime Components enable you to run the WinFX applications that you develop.
- "Orcas" WinFX Development Tools – Development tools that work with Visual Studio 2005 and provide functionality such as XAML Intellisense support through schema extensions for the editor, project templates for the Windows Presentation Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation namespaces and WinFX SDK documentation integration.
- [Optional] Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation – Windows Workflow Foundation is the programming model, engine, and tools for building workflow-enabled applications on Windows. These extensions to Visual Studio 2005 include project templates, intellisense support for the Workflow namespace (System.Workflow) and integrated documentation.