Preparing for a Side-by-Side Silverlight Machine


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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!

Shawn Wildermuth
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