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Microsoft Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010

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Add-on and pre-requisite files for Visual Studio 2010 to develop Silverlight 4 and RIA Services applications
  • Version:

    30319.352

    File Name:

    Silverlight4_Tools.exe

    Date Published:

    09/02/2010

    File Size:

    35.1 MB

      This package is an add-on for Visual Studio 2010 to provide tooling for Microsoft Silverlight 4 and RIA Services. It can be installed on top of either Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. It extends existing Silverlight 3 features and multitargeting capabilities in Visual Studio 2010 to also create applications for Silverlight 4 using C# or Visual Basic.

      Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 includes several features:
      • Support for targeting Silverlight 4 in the Silverlight designer and project system
      • RIA Services application templates and libraries
      • Support for Silverlight 4 elevated trust and out-of-browser applications and other new Silverlight 4 features, including
        • Working with Implicit Styles
          • Go To Value Definition lets you directly get to styles from your page
          • Style Intellisense lets you easily modify styles
        • Working with Data Source Window outputs
          • Drag and drop from the data source window and see the data can, from which you can easily select and modify your data source information
          • Add, remove, and re-sort DSW outputs using the Grid Row and Column context menu
          • Move your controls around the form and change alignments in bulk using the margin editor
          • Add sample data to see item templates and bindings at design time
        • Working with Silverlight 4 Out-of-browser applications
          • Automatically launch and debug your OOB app from inside the IDE
          • Specify XAP signing for trusted OOB apps
          • Set the OOB window characteristics

      This download will install all components necessary for Silverlight 4 and RIA Services development:
      • Silverlight 4 developer runtime
      • Silverlight 4 SDK (software development kit)
      • Update for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer Express 2010 (KB982218)
      • Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010
      • WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4
      • F# Runtime for Silverlight 4


      Please note, if you are looking for the Silverlight 5 Beta Tools installer you can find them here.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 3

        • Windows 7
        • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
        • Windows XP Service Pack 3
      • Visual Studio Requirements:
        • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with the Visual Web Developer feature
        • Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
    • Before installing Silverlight 4 Tools, you must:
      • Install Visual Studio 2010, and the Visual Web Developer feature must be included, or
      • Install Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.
      The Silverlight 4 Tools package here will uninstall and update earlier Silverlight 4 & Tools components as necessary.
      Notes:
      • This tools package will not work with the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, Beta 2, or RC releases. Pre-release editions of Visual Studio 2010 are no longer supported.

      Uninstall the Silverlight 4 Tools Update

      If you wish to remove Silverlight 4 and Silverlight 4 Tools update from your computer, you must manually remove the components that were installed:
      • Microsoft Silverlight 4 Developer Runtime
      • Microsoft Silverlight 4 SDK
      • Microsoft Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010
      • WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4
      • F# Runtime for Silverlight 4


      Note: if you wish to remove Silverlight 4 from your computer, you should uninstall all related components, including the developer runtime, the SDK, Tools, F# Runtime, and RIA Services. You may leave the Update for Visual Studio 2010 (KB982218) because it contains additional bug fixes and improvements in the WPF & Silverlight tools in Visual Studio.

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