Problems Creating a New Silverlight Project after Tools Installation

SYMPTONSWhen 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 CAUSEVisual Studio failed to load the dlls required by Silverlight Tools. RESOLUTIONTo resolve this issue, from a command prompt, run “devenv /resetskippkgs”(i.e. “Folder Path\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe”…

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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 release, control improvements such as the DataRepeater for Windows…

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