Silverlight Tools 2 Issue: Hosting Pages Broken from Beta 2 to RTW

A fair number of people are having issues with the ASP.NET control used to host Silverlight applications ceasing to work when they upgrade from Silverlight Beta 2 to Silverlight 2 RTW.  If the HTML page is also broken, the first thing to check is that the HTML markup is correct, since the MIME types have…

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Silverlight Tools RTW is out! (for English)

The RTW release of Silverlight Tools for VS 2008 is out!  There are no functional changes from RC1, and hence no upgrade prompts or breaking changes.  The hot-fix was re-built for servicing reasons, so please do upgrade.  If you are upgrading from RC1, you should see the following packages being updated: The non-English releases are…

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Silverlight Tools RC1 released for all languages

Today we’ve released the remaining languages of Silverlight Tools RC1 for Visual Studio 2008.  We now have releases in English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified/PRC), Chinese (Traditional/Taiwan), Korean, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. English RTW will be coming out soon.  There are no functionality changes, but we are rebuilding the hot-fix to make sure it is in…

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Silverlight Tools Installation Speed bumps?

There’s been a few questions that come up between all of the Silverlight 2 releases, especially with regards to installing and upgrading tools.  I’d like to address a few of the FAQs for the Silverlight 2 Tools for VS2008: Q: I have a previous version of Silverlight Tools installed.  What do I need to do…

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Silverlight Tools Tip: Offline Installation

Starting with RC0 and continuing through our RTW release of Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio, we’ve moved the developer runtime installer into a downloadable dependency.  This makes the Silverlight Tools chain installer smaller to download, but causes the install to always download the installer for the development runtime.  We chose this method mainly so…

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Silverlight Tools Tip: How to customize the default Hosting Web Project Choices for Silverlight Applications

Currently in Silverlight Tools Beta 2, by default when you create a new Silverlight Application, Web Site is the default project type for hosting the Silverlight app, and Web Applications are the only other option.  However, you might either prefer to use a custom web project template, or maybe just want Web Applications to be…

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Silverlight Tip: Reflecting Objects Horizontally or Vertically using ScaleTransform

While working on a Silverlight application, I wanted to have two instances of a class which faced each other.  After exploring the available transforms, I eventually remembered how to do it simply by scaling the object in a negative direction. First, we need an object to reflect.  You can reflect any control this way, be…

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