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  • Question

  • HI...

    I want to know about the installation of light switch, new features in Lightswitch and final release of light switch(when it 'll be released finally). Currently i have visual studio 2010 and windows7. what i need now?

     

     

     

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    maifs
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:53 AM

Answers

  • I believe you need VS2010 SP1 to install the Lightswitch development environment.

    Lightswitch applications need .NET Framework 4 in order to run on the client computer.


    Simon Jones
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:03 AM
  • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cff6c4ef-a29a-4c82-9a59-8a3bbb65ec3d

    System Requirements


    • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86);Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions;Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1;Windows Server 2008;Windows Vista;Windows XP Service Pack 2
    •  
      • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above
      • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or above
      • Windows Server 2003 R2 or above
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows Server 2008
      • Windows 7
    • Supported Architectures
      • x86
      • x64 (WOW)
    • Hardware Requirements
      • Computer with a 1.6GHz or faster processor
      • 1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine)
      • 3 GB of available hard-disk space
      • 5400 RPM hard drive
      • DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

    Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium, Test Professional or Ultimate users must install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 before installing Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2.
    Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 users should uninstall Beta 1 before installing Beta 2.

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    Silverlight v5 Beta is out which may well not work with LightSwitch which requires Silverlight 4. If you have Silverlight 5 Beta installed, uninstall it and reinstall Silverlight 4 before you try to install LightSwitch Beta 2.


    Simon Jones
    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:51 AM
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:51 PM

All replies

  • I believe you need VS2010 SP1 to install the Lightswitch development environment.

    Lightswitch applications need .NET Framework 4 in order to run on the client computer.


    Simon Jones
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:03 AM
  • Absolutely correct.

    The "correct" installation sequence is:

    1, VS 2010

    2. VS 2010 SP1

    3. LightSwitch (currently B2, or RTM when released)

    LS will install all the other technologies that you need. Occasionally you have to watch out that you don't have a "later" version of something like Silverlight installed, or you may encounter problems.

    Otherwise, if you follow those 3 steps, the installation should be easy & simple.

    Yann


    • Proposed as answer by Simon Jones [MSDL] Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:28 PM
    • Edited by Yann Duran Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:38 PM Fixed typos
    • Unproposed as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:51 AM
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:15 PM
  • how much it requires the space in my windows installed partition?

    I mean if i have installed a windows (7) in my C partition and visual studio 2010 too then how

    much space it require to free in that partition.

    What is the meant by the below statement?

    don't have a "later" version of something like Silverlight installed

    I think, i had faced this problem during the installation of light switch beta2. It was showing an

    exception. 


    maifs
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 1:01 PM
  • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cff6c4ef-a29a-4c82-9a59-8a3bbb65ec3d

    System Requirements


    • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86);Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions;Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1;Windows Server 2008;Windows Vista;Windows XP Service Pack 2
    •  
      • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above
      • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or above
      • Windows Server 2003 R2 or above
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows Server 2008
      • Windows 7
    • Supported Architectures
      • x86
      • x64 (WOW)
    • Hardware Requirements
      • Computer with a 1.6GHz or faster processor
      • 1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine)
      • 3 GB of available hard-disk space
      • 5400 RPM hard drive
      • DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

    Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium, Test Professional or Ultimate users must install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 before installing Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2.
    Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 users should uninstall Beta 1 before installing Beta 2.

    ____________________

    Silverlight v5 Beta is out which may well not work with LightSwitch which requires Silverlight 4. If you have Silverlight 5 Beta installed, uninstall it and reinstall Silverlight 4 before you try to install LightSwitch Beta 2.


    Simon Jones
    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:51 AM
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:51 PM
  • Thank Simon Jones,

    this time When i tried to install visual studio 2010 ap1 then it is saying

    Enough Disk space must be available

    Drive C: Required 5493MB, Available  - 2826MB

     


    maifs
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:31 PM
  • So, you're going to have to free up quite a lot more space on your C: drive to install VS 2010 SP1 and then LightSwitch.

    (VS 2010 SP1 requires 5GB and LightSwitch 3GB - you only have 2.5GB free)


    Simon Jones
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:18 PM
  • it means i need 8 GB but if i use their ISO then?

    I am trying to use them , i think it 'll work.


    maifs
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:22 PM
  • The disk space is required during the installation process. Some space may be recovered when the installation finishes and temporary files are deleted.

    Running your computer that full is never a good idea. Once a drive has less than 20% free space it can fragment quite quickly and performance degrade badly. If you fill it totally full your computer may refuse to boot and you may lose your data.

     


    Simon Jones
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:28 PM
  • then what do you recommend? my C partition has 16 GB and I just have installed a visual studio 2010,Ms sql server 2008 R2 and a dictionery.

    I need all these and other partition doesn't has more 200 MBs.

    How should increase the free space? can you target some place for deletion within C paritition (Windows7 installed)


    maifs

    Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:39 PM
  • Move or delete files to make room.

    Remove any applications you don't use.

    Buy a new hard disc - only about £40 per Terabyte.


    Simon Jones

    Thursday, June 2, 2011 7:50 PM