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  • Blog Post: Switching from Silverlight 3 Tools to Silverlight 2 Tools

    Silverlight 2 projects can't be created with the Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008. When Visual Studio 2010 is released, you will be able to build both Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3 with the same IDE. But for the immediate future, you will need Silverlight 3 Tools to build Silverlight 3 projects...
  • Blog Post: Trouble installing Silverlight Tools

    The reported issues with installation of Silverlight Tools has been relatively low. But, there have been a handful of issues reported on the Silverlight.net forums, mostly involving Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008 (which is required before installing Silverlight Tools). Some users have had trouble...
  • Blog Post: Installing Silverlight Tools RC0 Without English Visual Studio

    The release candidate for Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio is currently available for the English version of Visual Studio only. Users of non-English Visual Studio can still use this Silverlight Tools release candidate if they install the English version of Visual Web Developer Express with SP1 which...
  • 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: Silverlight Help in Visual Studio

    The Silverlight SDK comes with a large collection of help documents to help you get started writing Silverlight applications. These help documents are available online at MSDN . However, for those times you are doing development offline - maybe on a plane, maybe in a location without wifi - if you...
  • 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...
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