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  • Blog Post: Silverlight Runtime Install Failure in VS2010 RC

    If you have the latest version of the Silverlight end user runtime installed, you may see the following error after installing Visual Studio 2010 RC:   [02/10/10,18:18:55] Microsoft Silverlight: [2] Error code 1502 for this component means "The event log file is full. [02/10/10,18:18:55] Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 3 SDK

    Visual Web Developer in Visual Studio 2010 has support in box for Silverlight 3 development and includes the Silverlight 3 developer runtime and Silverlight 3 SDK build 3.0.40818. Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 3 included SDK build 3.0.40624. Silverlight 3 SDK build 3...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading a Web Project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3

    When upgrading a project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3 Beta, the asp:Silverlight and object tags in the solution's website are not modified. The minRuntimeVersion attribute of the object tag and the MinimumVerison attribute of asp:Silverlight control must be upated to 3.0.40307.0 <param name...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools Release Candidate Now Available!

    The first release candidate of Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available for download. This package is an add-in for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 with SP1. The Silverlight Tools installer includes the following: Silverlight Tools RC0 for Visual...
  • Blog Post: Problems Creating a New Silverlight Project after Tools Installation

    SYMPTONS When creating a new Silverlight project or opening an existing Silverlight project, you receive an error message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object or Package Load Failure CAUSE Visual Studio failed to load the dlls required by Silverlight Tools. RESOLUTION...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools Must be Updated After Installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1

    Today, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 was released. This service pack includes support for SQL Server 2008, new ADO.NET features such as the Entity Framework, improvements to the WPF designers, WCF templates for Silverlight projects, debugger support for the .NET Framework public symbols and source...
  • Blog Post: Blackjack, Silverlight 1.0 Edition, Part I

    One of my favorite HDi apps was blackjack , so I have been just itching to turn it into a Silverlight application. Now, this one wasn't quite so easy. My goal in writing blackjack for HDi originally was to take advantage of the timing element and remove as many references to style as possible from the...
  • Blog Post: Sliding Puzzle, Silverlight 1.0 Edition

    If you're an HDi developer who spends anytime reading this blog or the MSDN forum , you've probably noticed that I've mentioned Silverlight more than a couple of times recently. Silverlight is, of course, Microsoft's platform for delivering rich interactive applications and media experiences for the...
  • Blog Post: Tokens Gone

    Wow. The Xbox 360 HD DVD emulator was WAY more popular than we had imagined. Josh processed thousands of requests and hopefully a huge number of developers are now out there experimenting with interactivity. But, now we have run out of our token allotment from the Xbox team and the emulator is no longer...
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