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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VS2010 Beta 2 installation issue with Silverlight 3 SDK

Some folks have already started trying out the latest VS2010 release, and have been receiving installation failures for the Silverlight 3 SDK.  This is a known issue, and fairly easy to work around. The problem is caused by having the Silverlight 3 RTW version of the SDK installed (3.0.40624.0).  VS2010 tries to install the Silverlight…

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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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Using Silverlight 3 beta’s Transparent Platform Extension and Out of Browser Features in Dev10 Beta 1

In Dev10 Beta 1, which was just released, there isn’t any way to enable the Transparent Platform Extensions (aka Assembly Caching) or Out of Browser features for Silverlight 3 Beta.  To enable these manually is pretty straight forward.  However, you should note that they are currently incompatible with each other; you can use one or…

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Understanding Issues Installing Silverlight 3 via Web Platform Installer

With the release of the Web Platform Installer 2.0 beta at MIX last week, you can now install any of the cool development packages we’ve been releasing with a single combined application.  However, there are a couple issues that can come up, especially around the Silverlight Tools packages.  If your Silverlight Tools package fails to…

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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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Want Help (files) With Silverlight 3?

In Silverlight 3, the help files are shipping as a separate CHM file, instead of integrating with the offline Visual Studio documentation.  We received a lot of feedback during Silverlight 2 about the installation time being very long, and one of the main culprits was merging the help files.  If you want to keep a…

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Silverlight 3 Tools Issue: New WCF Template is Broken by Silverlight 2 SDK

In Silverlight 3, we’ve introduced support for binary message encoding for WCF services, which should give a performance boost.  Silverlight 2, as you may recall, only supports basicHttpBinding.  The new binding is the default for Silverlight-enabled WCF services created with the Silverlight 3 Tools. If you’ve upgraded from the Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio…

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