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F5 (Project -> Run) Stopped Working in Expression Blend Studio 4 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm running Expression Studio Studio 4, Win 7, 64-bit.

    Things were humming along fine, until about 1/2 an hour ago, when F5 no longer launches the project (a Silverlight web page).

    The only reference I could find online was to a corrupted project file - that would stink...I don't want to lose all the work I did and start over.

    Anyone have any ideas? HELP!

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 11:39 PM

Answers

  • WOO HOOOOOOOO!

     

    I figured it out.

     

    New rule - never let your 5-year-old in your home office.

    Apparently my son hit the Function Lock key.

    So F5 has been doing "Open", all this time.

     

    I pressed Function Lock again, and we're home free.

     

    Toooo funny.

    Thanks!

     

    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:32 AM

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  • make new silverlight project, and copy and paste your file one by one and test it, some time you miss something.
    Thursday, July 7, 2011 5:54 AM
  • Hi XD -

     

    I followed your instructions, and tried making a new project, and it doesn't work even with a blank project, so it's Blend itself, not the project file.

    F5 works in other apps (Explorer, etc.), so it's not the keyboard key.

    And a coworker who opened the project on his machine was able to hit F5 and have it run.

    I also tried uninstalling Expression Studio and reinstalling, it still doesn't work.

     

    Anyone have any more ideas? This is really annoying.

     

    This is on a Win-64 machine. F5 USED to work, then something happened one time when I was saving the project - I think I had a C# file open in Visual Studio Express to help with coding (it's easier when you can use the whole screen, and so on). Expression Blend and VSE both happily work this way, telling you "This file was changed outside this program, would you like to reload?" 

    So something probably got horked that way - but how do I fix it? I could see the project file or even the C# file getting corrupted, but how does Blend itself no longer use F5? Is there a Keyboard Shortcuts editor like in every other Microsoft project? Is there a registry key that controls the key mapping?

     

    Thanks for any ideas,

    Aaron

    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:29 AM
  • WOO HOOOOOOOO!

     

    I figured it out.

     

    New rule - never let your 5-year-old in your home office.

    Apparently my son hit the Function Lock key.

    So F5 has been doing "Open", all this time.

     

    I pressed Function Lock again, and we're home free.

     

    Toooo funny.

    Thanks!

     

    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:32 AM