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
To resolve this issue, from a command prompt, run “devenv /resetskippkgs”
(i.e. “Folder Path\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe” /resetskippkgs)


 

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