Silverlight 4 Upgrade Breaks Silverlight Debugging Experience

A design change in the Silverlight 4 installer now causes older developer runtime to be upgraded when a newer client runtime installer is executed.  This causes the Silverlight debugging components to be uninstalled, and breaks the debugging experience: The workaround for this is to install the latest Silverlight developer runtime, which you can find at…

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Finding the Visual Studio Activity Log

Sometimes when something goes wrong in Visual Studio, you might see the following dialog: We’ve had a number of users comment that the couldn’t find the file.  This is because the file is only written when you run Visual Studio’s executable (devenv.exe) with the /log parameter.  If you are reporting an issue to us (especially…

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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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