VS2008 SP1: Issues Changing Your Installed Features

We’ve had many users report issues when trying to change their installed features in VS2008 SP1.  The error looks like the following: This is a bug not in SP1 itself, but shared in several other hotfixes released after SP1.  Some notable culprits are KB971092, KB972222, and KB973675, all of which show up on Microsoft update. …

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Debugging Silverlight Applications in Out Of Browser Mode

On an internal mailing list yesterday, someone asked how to debug their Silverlight 3 application as it runs Out of Browser.  They were seeing some behavior that would only reproduce in the first few seconds and only in OOB mode.  Fortunately, you can install your app locally and then debug it directly in the Out…

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Upgrading to Silverlight 3 Tools for VS2008 (RTW)

With the release to web (RTW) of Silverlight 3, a lot of folks will [hopefully] be upgrading to take advantage of the new features now offered.  The first question that will come up probably is, “how do I upgrade?”  Upgrading should actually be a very easy experience.  The Silverlight 3 Tools installer will do most…

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Switching Your Visual Studio Environment Between Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3

With the release of Silverlight 3 Beta, you’ll may want to try out the new features.  Unfortunately, Silverlight 3 Beta is a developer only release (no end-user runtime, no GoLive license), so you might end up going back and forth.  Even more unfortunate is that Visual Studio 2008 doesn’t have much room to create a…

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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: 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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