Design view in VS2008 for silverlight applications


  • Hi,

    I installed the Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual studio 2008 sp1. But after this the design view for Silverlight 3 XAML files is not shown in VS 2008.  Please if anybody have some solution for this problem let me know.

    Thanks in Advance!!!

    Best regards,
    Subalakshmi Vijayarajan.

    Subalakshmi Vijayarajan.
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 11:52 AM


  • That is by design. VS 2008 does not support visual design for SL3. VS 2010 is the official version for SL3 design and development. Free Express version of VS 2010 can be found here:


    Marco Goertz \ Sr. Dev Lead \ WPF/SL Designer "Cider" \ Microsoft
    Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:18 PM