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How to: Getting a working Silverlight 1.1 Alpha development environment

If you are new to Silverlight development or want to switch from Silverlight version 1.0 to 1.1 you should exactly follow these steps to ensure a working environment:


1. Ensure that you have a clean VS.NET 2008 BETA2 build VPC/Installation.


The VPC image can be found here:


Remember: You also need the Visual Studio Code Name Orcas Base Image from here in order to run the VPC.


2. Download and install the Silverlight 1.1 runtime components from


3. Download and install the Microsoft Silverlight Tools Alpha Refresh for Visual Studio (July 2007) from


Additionally you can install:


4. Download and the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Software Development Kit (SDK) for Alpha Refresh from


5. Download and install Expression Blend 2 August Preview from


6. Microsoft Expression Media Encoder Preview Update  from


7. Microsoft Expression Design from



If you are not installing the runtime and tools in the given order you will experience several strange issues like the one described here!


If you experience any problems feel free to post a comment.



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Posted:  8/22/2007 6:25:00 AM  by  mdenkmaier
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