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  • Blog Post: Switching Your Visual Studio Environment Between Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3

    With the release of Silverlight 3 Beta, you’ll may want to try out the new features. Unfortunately, Silverlight 3 Beta is a developer only release (no end-user runtime, no GoLive license), so you might end up going back and forth. Even more unfortunate is that Visual Studio 2008 doesn’t have much room...
  • Blog Post: Want Help (files) With Silverlight 3?

    In Silverlight 3, the help files are shipping as a separate CHM file, instead of integrating with the offline Visual Studio documentation. We received a lot of feedback during Silverlight 2 about the installation time being very long, and one of the main culprits was merging the help files. If you want...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Tools Issue: New WCF Template is Broken by Silverlight 2 SDK

    In Silverlight 3, we’ve introduced support for binary message encoding for WCF services, which should give a performance boost. Silverlight 2, as you may recall, only supports basicHttpBinding. The new binding is the default for Silverlight-enabled WCF services created with the Silverlight 3 Tools. ...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools 2 Issue: Hosting Pages Broken from Beta 2 to RTW

    A fair number of people are having issues with the ASP.NET control used to host Silverlight applications ceasing to work when they upgrade from Silverlight Beta 2 to Silverlight 2 RTW.  If the HTML page is also broken, the first thing to check is that the HTML markup is correct, since the MIME types...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools RTW is out! (for English)

    The RTW release of Silverlight Tools for VS 2008 is out!  There are no functional changes from RC1, and hence no upgrade prompts or breaking changes.  The hot-fix was re-built for servicing reasons, so please do upgrade.  If you are upgrading from RC1, you should see the following packages...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools RC1 released for all languages

    Today we’ve released the remaining languages of Silverlight Tools RC1 for Visual Studio 2008.  We now have releases in English , Japanese , Chinese (Simplified/PRC) , Chinese (Traditional/Taiwan) , Korean , French , Italian , German , and Spanish . English RTW will be coming out soon.  There...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools Installation Speed bumps?

    There’s been a few questions that come up between all of the Silverlight 2 releases, especially with regards to installing and upgrading tools. I’d like to address a few of the FAQs for the Silverlight 2 Tools for VS2008: Q: I have a previous version of Silverlight Tools installed. What do I need...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools Tip: Offline Installation

    Starting with RC0 and continuing through our RTW release of Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio, we’ve moved the developer runtime installer into a downloadable dependency. This makes the Silverlight Tools chain installer smaller to download, but causes the install to always download the installer...
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