Preparing for a Side-by-Side Silverlight Machine

  • Apr 01, 2009 at 2:31 AM
  • Shawn Wildermuth


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I want to start living side-by-side with Sivlerlight 2 and 3. Its not that easy, but it can be done.

Up to now I've been leaving my SL3 development on a VPC, and that is clearly the safest route. If you aren't ready to maybe screw up your Visual Studio installations with Silverlight 3, don't follow anything I am going to tell you.

First, there is Visual Studio.  I found this great set of batch files for switching back and forth:

Second, Blend 2 SP1 and Blend 3 will install side-by-side. 

I haven't done this yet, so wish me luck (in the morning...its too late to try tonight).  Buf if you've had luck with this, let me know in comments!




Jon Galloway Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's been working for me and some of my co-workers, but you have to remember that you're still running the Silverlight 3 runtime even after switching to Silverlight 2 dev mode. This caused a problem for one of my co-workers who was hitting a bug in the Silverlight 3 runtime while developing a Silverlight 2 app. It was confusing since no one else on the project could reproduce the error.

It seems like the batch files could be expanded to include the correct Silverlight runtime as well, but I haven't tried it.


Laurent Friday, April 3, 2009

April'S fool?


Shawn Wildermuth Friday, April 3, 2009

Nope, it works well...when you switch it uninstalls the v2 Tools and installs the v3 tools (and vice versa).

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