not having to wait until Orcas to make WinForms+Avalon happy together

This was great news to hear – especially with lots of controls/dialogs with DataGridView used heavily – the prospect of Crossbow being an Orcas deliverable was scary! (and not in the good way)

“I Love It When A Plan Comes Together!”

We have spent the last several months working very hard on developing and executing on a plan where we could deliver the Crossbow runtime as an integral part of WPF. As of the Beta2 release of WPF, the Crossbow runtime will be part of the WPF redist and reside in the GAC just like all of the other WPF components. And from that point forward we will be on the WPF ship schedule which means that we will RTM with WPF.