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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Trouble installing Silverlight Tools

The reported issues with installation of Silverlight Tools has been relatively low.  But, there have been a handful of issues reported on the Silverlight.net forums, mostly involving Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008 (which is required before installing Silverlight Tools).  Some users have had trouble with the installation of SP1.  For those people, I…

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Installing Silverlight Tools RC0 Without English Visual Studio

The release candidate for Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio is currently available for the English version of Visual Studio only.  Users of non-English Visual Studio can still use this Silverlight Tools release candidate if they install the English version of Visual Web Developer Express with SP1 which is a FREE download. http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/ Note, that installing…

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Silverlight Tools Release Candidate Now Available!

The first release candidate of Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available for download.  This package is an add-in for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 with SP1.  The Silverlight Tools installer includes the following: Silverlight Tools RC0 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Silverlight Tools RC0 for Visual…

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Silverlight Help in Visual Studio

The Silverlight SDK comes with a large collection of help documents to help you get started writing Silverlight applications.  These help documents are available online at MSDN. However, for those times you are doing development offline – maybe on a plane, maybe in a location without wifi – if you have the SDK installed, you…

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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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