The Silverlight team announced today that Silverlight 2 RC0 was released today for public consumption. Please note that applications built using this release will work off of the Silverlight 2 RC0 Developer Runtime only. Please keep that in mind when updating your projects.
Part of the challenge in working with Beta software is dealing with breaking changes. There are, of course, several breaking changes with this release of Silverlight. There is a document posted on the Silverlight site that describes them all, so be sure to check it out, unless you’re one of those types that like surprises…
You can download the latest Silverlight bits from The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site, but here they are for your convenience:
- Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
This will install the necessary Visual Studio updates, Silverlight project templates, RC0 developer runtime, and SDK.
- Microsoft Expression Blend 2 Service Pack 1 Preview
This version of Expression Blend is targeted to work with the RC0 developer runtime for Silverlight.
- Windows: Silverlight 2 RC0 Developer Runtime (optional)
This runtime is already included in the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RC0. If you want only the runtime, or if you installed only Expression Blend which does not include this runtime, you may download it independently here.
- Mac: Silverlight 2 RC0 Developer Runtime (optional)
Download and install this runtime for testing your application on Mac OS.