How to manually clean up a broken Silverlight installation in Windows 8

If you are having trouble with installing, uninstalling or reinstalling Silverlight on your Windows 8 machine, then these steps will likely to help you to perform a clean uninstall of Silverlight from your Windows 8 machine: Steps to manually clean up a broken Silverlight installation in Windows 8: Download Fixit20104 msi from here: Close all…

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Fixing a Corrupted Silverlight Installation

Recently I have dealt with few cases where a Silverlight app keeps on crashing on few machines while it works fine on others regardless of browser versions.  As you can sense, this is likely a machine specific issue and something to do with the installed Silverlight runtime. The solution may seem easy, just uninstall via Control Panel…

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Missing [RoundtripOriginal()] for key properties in RIA auto-generated code causing RIA entity update failure

Issue: After upgrading Silverlight application from Silverlight 4 to Silverlight 5, updating data via RIA service throws Error “The property ‘<xxxxxx – a key property name>_id’ is part of the object’s key information and cannot be modified.” Example Call Stack: Message=”The property ‘KeyName_id’ is part of the object’s key information and cannot be modified. “Source=System.Data.Entity  …

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Installing RIA and Silverlight Developer Runtime without Visual Studio

If you try to install RIA(Rich Internet Application), you need to have either Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer installed on your machine. Hosting servers do not generally have Visual Studio installed and this may cause a blocker for them. Fortunately, RIAServices.msi supports a command line parameter called “Server” which will tell the installer not…

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Breakpoint not hitting in a Silverlight RIA Application

I recently worked on a project where we were able to compile and run the Silverlight Business App, but none of the breakpoints were working. We added a breakpoint in the Silverlight code, as well as, one in the RIA code but code was not breaking while debugging. The resolution was simple…only if you knew…

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How to resolve “Not Found” Error in Silverlight for WCF RIA Services Calls

If you are trying to figure out why your WCF RIA Service’s method calls(or just the regular WCF Service for that matter) throwing the infamous “NotFound” error, you are at the right place. This is basically Silverlight’s way of telling that an exception occurred while the Silverlight runtime tried to make a service call. So,…

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