Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Reactive Extensions graduates from MSDN Dev Labs to MSDN Data Developer Center

Matthew Podwysocki - The Reactive Extensions Extensions Now Live on MSDN Data Developer Center

"As you may have noticed, the Reactive Extensions for .NET and JavaScript have a new home, moving from MSDN Dev Labs to the MSDN Data Developer Center. The new home will provide you with not only how to get them, but also a beginner’s guide and other additional resources including hands on labs, videos, tutorials, forums and much more.

First Off, How Do I Get Them?

There are several ways to get your hands on the Reactive Extensions (Rx) either by installing them via the Reactive Extensions for .NET Home or via NuGet which we’ll cover below. The Reactive Extensions is available on multiple platforms such as:

  • .NET 3.5 SP1
  • .NET 4
  • Silverlight 3
  • Silverlight 4
  • Windows Phone 7
  • XBox and Zune via XNA
  • JavaScript

The great news about getting the Windows Phone 7 is that you get the Reactive Extensions out of the box as it shipped on the ROM itself. Since it shipped with the phone, there have been updates and you can get the latest always by visiting the site or via NuGet.

Now About NuGet…

Besides a direct download on the Rx Home Page, you can also get them via NuGet.


Next, in the search window, type Rx and hit enter to search. You’ll see that we ship quite a few packages already and have since NuGet was first introduced.



Good to see this move forward in its growth... I've been hearing more about the Reactive Extensions recently and really need to try to take a peek at it...

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