Known Issue: Control Design-Time Assemblies File Locking When Using WPF and Silverlight Designer

File Locking Issues when using WPF and Silverlight Designer When creating and testing a registered assembly (e.g. an assembly registered via TCI), it is possible to run into a file locking issue that causes compilation to fail.  While there are a few different manifestations of this particular issue, the root cause is the same.  Visual…


Visual Studio 2010 Read Me for the WPF and Silverlight Designer

User code exceptions may affect designer and Visual Studio Any user code that throws an exception at design-time can cause unhandled exceptions in the designer and may even cause Visual Studio to crash.  To protect against this, prevent your code from executing at design time by wrapping it with DesignerProperties.GetIsInDesignMode checks.  Common examples of methods that…


Known Issue: Second Hot Fix Available for Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Crash

A second hot fix has been made available for Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate that solves another IntelliSense related crash. Get the hot fix Information here. There are now two hot fixes.  Please ensure that if you are using Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate that you install both hot fixes. First Hot Fix Second Hot…


Known Issues for Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

This post provides information on a few high profile Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate bugs and some additional information that will help developers have a successful experience with the WPF & Silverlight Designer. Table of Contents Known Issues Application Compatibility Designer Limitations Known Issues Visual Studio crashes when IntelliSense displays Problem: Users have reported frequent…


Known Issue: Hot Fix Available for Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Crash

If you have installed Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate and have experienced one or more crashes while editing Code or XAML please install the below hot fix.  The crashes are related to IntelliSense displaying. Hot Fix: We apologize for this inconvenience. Have a great day, Karl Shifflett Visual Studio Cider Team


Known Issue: Attached Property ListBox.AlternationIndex Causes Error in Designer

Known Issue When writing ListBoxItem triggers in a style that trigger on the ListBox.AlternationIndex attached property value, if you use the valid syntax ListBox.AlternationIndex like the first trigger below, the designer will display the following error: Error Property ‘AlternationIndex’ was not found in type ‘ListBox’…  Workaround The workaround is to use the alternate valid syntax …


Known Issue – Controls Deriving From A Generic Base Class Must Be In Separate Assembly

There is a known issue when using the Visual Studio 2010 WPF & Silverlight Designer or XAML Editor and a control derives from a generic base class.  The control and generic base class must be located in separate assemblies, otherwise the Designer and XAML Editor will display the following error: Error 1 The type ‘local:GenericBase’…