Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 3 SDK

Visual Web Developer in Visual Studio 2010 has support in box for Silverlight 3 development and includes the Silverlight 3 developer runtime and Silverlight 3 SDK build 3.0.40818. Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 3 included SDK build 3.0.40624. Silverlight 3 SDK build 3.0.40818 cannot be installed on machine where build…

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Silverlight 3 Tools Prerequisite: Visual Web Developer

Technorati Tags: Silverlight Tools,Visual Studio 2008 One of the prerequisites for Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio is the installation of the Visual Web Developer feature in Visual Studio 2008 SP1.  This is separate from the free Visual Web Developer Express. If VWD is not already installed with your instance of Visual Studio, you can…

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Michael Jackson’s Memorial

1.6 million people registered for tickets to the service in which Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Usher, Lionel Richie, Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer and Martin Luther King III will be participating honoring the King of Pop.  But for those of you who won’t be in Los Angeles to attend the Michael Jackson memorial, you can…

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Silverlight Tools Installation Error Codes

[Edited to included updated Silverlight 3 Tools]  When the Silverlight Tools fail to install, a log file is generated with error codes and messages.  You can open this log file from the last screen of the installer.  Or, you can find this log file in your %TEMP% directory under the name  Silverlight Tools RTW_[installation date…

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Upgrading a Web Project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3

When upgrading a project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3 Beta, the asp:Silverlight and object tags in the solution’s website are not modified.  The minRuntimeVersion attribute of the object tag and the MinimumVerison attribute of asp:Silverlight control must be upated to 3.0.40307.0 <param name=”minRuntimeVersion” value=”3.0.40307.0″ … <asp:Silverlight MinimumVersion=”3.0.40307.0″  … In addition, if you use an…

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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 and Silverlight…

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ASP.NET Web Development Server Stops Working

A Windows Defender and Microsoft Forefront Client Security signature file (1.53.256.0) was released at 8:45 PM (PST) on March 9, 2009 to address a Win32/PossibleHostFileHijack issue.  This update modified the hosts file to prevent malicious redirection of websites.  As a result, the entry for localhost may have been removed from the hosts file.  When this entry is missing and…

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