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Can't play PlayReady DRM video after installing Silverlight Update 5.1.31010
Trevor Fellman - MSFT
On December 9 Microsoft released Silverlight version 5.1.31010. This version has been pulled and replaced with 5.1.30514. If you experience errors when trying to view DRM protected videos on sites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Sky, please check to see if you have Silverlight version 5.1.31010 installed...
10 Dec 2014
Silverlight Support Roadmap
We receive a lot of questions about Silverlight support roadmap. The purpose of this post is to consolidate few relevant links to answer most of your questions. Microsoft will continue to support Silverlight 5 until 10/12/2021 – see here http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/default.aspx...
16 Jan 2014
How to set hostname during SSL binding in IIS7
Recently I have talked to few customers who were looking for a way to add hostname on SSL binding. They were using IIS7 and unable to use the IIS Manager UI for it. In fact, IIS Manager "Add Site Binding" UI had the "Host name" field greyed out! Here is how to resolve it. Note: You can set hostname...
16 Jan 2014
Silverlight: How to remove Mac OS X Mavericks Safari 6.1 sandbox restrictions for Silverlight enabled websites
Trevor Fellman - MSFT
By default, Mac OS X Mavericks / Safari 6.1 and later now load plugins like PDFs, Flash, Silverlight, and Java in a sandbox to protect users from possible exploits in the plugins, but can also prevent those sites from working as designed. See " Added security for plug-ins" On http://www.apple.com...
14 Nov 2013
If silverlight application in SharePoint Server 2013 AppPart cannot call WCF service in the same SPS2013 site
If you have a Silverlight Application hosted in an AppPart cannot call WCF service in the same SharePoint 2013 site, but it works if it is in a WebPart in the same site, you will need to look the following: 1. Install the latest SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update (if you are using Sharepoint...
3 Oct 2013
How to authenticate with ADSF in Silverlight 5 Application
How to authenticate with ADSF in Silverlight 5 Application This article uses sample from http://hashtagfail.com/post/11094642160/wcf-wif-silverlight-active-federation as start point and gives an example how to modify that sample to setup ADSF as STS token service for Silverlight 5 to authenticate...
18 Jul 2013
What are required for Silverlight Application that requires Elevated trust
For In-Browser and Out-Of-Browser (OOB) Silverlight application, there is an option "Require Elevated Trust" when you create and build Silverlight Application. This options requires the following: 1. set registry to allow Elevated Trust on clients' machine: Key path for 32-bit computers: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
17 Jul 2013
How to manually clean up a broken Silverlight installation in Windows 8
If you are having trouble with installing, uninstalling or reinstalling Silverlight on your Windows 8 machine, then these steps will likely to help you to perform a clean uninstall of Silverlight from your Windows 8 machine: Steps to manually clean up a broken Silverlight installation in Windows 8...
23 May 2013
Fixing a Corrupted Silverlight Installation
Recently I have dealt with few cases where a Silverlight app keeps on crashing on few machines while it works fine on others regardless of browser versions. As you can sense, this is likely a machine specific issue and something to do with the installed Silverlight runtime. The solution may seem easy...
10 May 2013
Internet Explorer continuously prompts for installing Silverlight when it is already installed
If you keep being prompted to install Silverlight when it is already installed, then you are at the right place (hopefully!) . There can be different reasons for the failure. Here I am listing some of the most common causes and their corresponding solutions: IE Security Enhancement (This is applicable...
3 May 2013
Missing [RoundtripOriginal()] for key properties in RIA auto-generated code causing RIA entity update failure
Issue: After upgrading Silverlight application from Silverlight 4 to Silverlight 5, updating data via RIA service throws Error "The property '<xxxxxx - a key property name>_id' is part of the object's key information and cannot be modified." Example Call Stack: Message="The property 'KeyName_id...
26 Apr 2013
Installing RIA and Silverlight Developer Runtime without Visual Studio
If you try to install RIA(Rich Internet Application), you need to have either Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer installed on your machine. Hosting servers do not generally have Visual Studio installed and this may cause a blocker for them. Fortunately, RIAServices.msi supports a command line parameter...
25 Apr 2013
Breakpoint not hitting in a Silverlight RIA Application
I recently worked on a project where we were able to compile and run the Silverlight Business App , but none of the breakpoints were working. We added a breakpoint in the Silverlight code, as well as, one in the RIA code but code was not breaking while debugging. The resolution was simple...only if you...
14 Feb 2013
Configure a WCF Service with SSL and consume from Silverlight via HTTPS(including cross-domain scenario)
Recently we have worked on few issues where we had to configure WCF services with SSL so that we could consume them from Silverlight via HTTPS. Rather than let good research go to waste, I am posting the steps here. We will divide the concept in following blocks: Configure your IIS site with...
24 Jan 2013
Out of memory issue when Silverlight Application talks to WCF service using System.Net.Socket via Duplex Channel
We worked on an interesting issue where WCF was hosted as windows service. Data was Pushed from WCF Server to Silverlight client via Sockets every 2 sec. Processing WCF-pushed data is the bulk of the task that this Silverlight Application does. The app just sits idle most of the time and processes pushed...
24 Jan 2013
How to resolve “Not Found” Error in Silverlight for WCF RIA Services Calls
If you are trying to figure out why your WCF RIA Service's method calls(or just the regular WCF Service for that matter) throwing the infamous “ NotFound ” error, you are at the right place. This is basically Silverlight’s way of telling that an exception occurred while the Silverlight...
11 Jan 2013
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