Any idea on the final WinFX runtime installer size?  
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csammis





PostPosted: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Any idea on the final WinFX runtime installer size? Top

It may be too early to say for sure, but I'm wondering what the filesize for the final runtime installer is projected to be. A lot of my WinXP beta testers have been whining about the large winfxrc.exe download simply to use an application that is itself less than 1MB, and I can't honestly blame them...the runtime package is large enough to make an impact on a high-speed connection, and it's a practical impossibility over dialup (and like it or not, US broadband isn't everywhere it needs to be).

Also, is the final installer expected to seperate WPF, WCF, WWF, WTF, or whatever other WinFX facets there may be Installing only the necessary components for a given application will make some users a lot happier.


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Ashish Shetty - MSFT





PostPosted: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Any idea on the final WinFX runtime installer size? Top

I think the size of the final .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly WinFX RC) package really depends on whether your end user has .NET Framework 2.0 on their machine. I don't expect there will be separate installers for components like WPF, WCF etc. I have some information in this blog post: http://nerddawg.blogspot.com/2006/06/how-do-my-end-users-get-wpf-or-net-fx.html