Friday, July 8, 2011

Silverlight Installation

Here in this blog we are going to discuss what are all the basic things needed to install silverlight and we are going to setup a environment to create silverlight applications.

You can download the complete installation procedure document with screenshots for all silverlight versions from 1.0 to 4.0. Download Document

Instatallation of silverlight2.0

1. Install Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
It will install the necessary Visual Studio updates, Silverlight project templates, developer runtime, and SDK.
2. Download Silverlight Toolkit – Release Silverlight Toolkit December 2008
Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Installation Guide
1. Once you have downloaded Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1, run Silverlight_Tools.exe.
2. Click Next.
3. License terms

Check the license terms and click Next.
4. Close any incompatible processes.

Click Next and finish.
Installation Procedures For Silverlight3.0

Installing the Silverlight 3 Beta SDK
Instead, you’ll need to just install the Silverlight 3 Beta SDK manually. Once you download the SDK installer and launch it, you’ll get the following screen:

Then you get a license dialog. Note the comment about this beta license expiring 30 days after the commercial release of Silverlight 3, but no later than 30 Sep, 2009. Does this imply that we’ll see a final release of Silverlight 3 by 30 Aug, 2009?

If you do a custom install, you’ll see the following features and components listed:

Here’s a quick summary of what is being installed:
• Silverlight Tools – Components needed for building Silverlight applications
o The core Silverlight DLLs, e.g. agcore.dll, coreclr.dll, et al
• Build Components – Components used to build Silverlight projects
o Microsoft.Silverlight.Build.Tasks.dll, et al
• Client Libraries – Silverlight Client Libraries and Controls
o System.Xml.Serialization.dll, System.Xml.Linq.dll, System.Windows.Controls.Navigation, et al
• Server Libraries – Silverlight Server Libraries and Controls
o System.Web.Silverlight.dll, et al
Now we’re ready to install:

Install continues:

The install completes, and a dialog reminds us that the actual Silverlight 3 Beta runtime is not yet present. (Actually, there is an error in this dialog — it’s reminding us that the Silverlight 2 runtime is not present).

Installing the Silverlight 3 Developer Runtime
Now we need to install the actual Silverlight 3 runtime, which you can download from here.
We start with the familiar Silverlight install splash screen (now branded as Silverlight 3 for Developers).

Off we go..

The runtime install completes quickly.

Pretty simple. You now have all of the important stuff that you need for developing Silverlight 3 applications with Visual Studio.

Installation Procedures For Silverlight4.0

1.To develop Silverlight 4 applications you should first download and install Visual Studio 2010
2.Then install the Silverlight Tools RC2 for Visual Studio 2010. This setup includes the Silverlight 4 Developer Runtime, Silverlight 4 SDK, RIA Services, and VS 2010 tools support.
3.Once installed you can do File->New Project and choose Silverlight Application to create your first Silverlight 4 project. You can then use the new WYSIWYG Silverlight designer in Visual Studio 2010 to design and build rich Silverlight 4 applications.

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