Silverlight Spy 3 updated
Another public beta update of Silverlight Spy made it to the web today. A lot of changes in this release, most notable the User Interface. I have received a lot of feedback in the past weeks. Many thanks for that!
User Interface updates
Part of the feedback was related to the UI and specifically on the usability of the dockable panes. There was some pretty vocal feedback on its flaws and for most of the comments I had to agree. You will be happy to see that the new UI provides Visual Studio style docking functionality, including the ability to unpin/autohide panes.
The application explorer has undergone a massive update as well. I have decided to merge all explorer panes into one (as it was in slspy 2). All hierarchical structured data is available in a single explorer pane. Also loosely based on feedback from users missing the slspy 2 explorer.
The start page pane includes an updated UI where a single click launches the requested pane.
I am confident the new UI is more intuitive and will help you get your work done in Silverlight Spy. As always, your feedback is very welcome.
In this release the network monitor returns to slspy. The network monitor provides a lightweight HTTP network sniffer similar to Fiddler.
The expiration date of this update has been extended to September 15th, 2009. The previous slspy version will expire in a few days, so you need to upgrade to the latest release.
The following bug fixes have been applied
- invalid browser request uri's no longer raise exception
- application unloads on navigation to a Page in an SL3 Frame
- invalid page url construction for sl applications in iframe
- memory leak in explorer pane toolstrip commands
Published: August 27, 2009