Silverlight installation


  • Hi friends,

    I am the beginner and interested to learn silverlight to design my windows application. I need to install silverlight for creating design such as buttons, images, etc. I installed silverlight3 for VS 2008 SP1 but i dont know how to create design. Please explian the purpose of silverlight3 and which version to use to create all the design. kindly advice me on this. Thanks in advance.



    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:03 AM


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  • Hi,

    for design purposes I would suggest that you use Expression Blend. For designing applications it would be better than Visual Studio. You can use both side by side (Blend for design and Visual Studio for business logic). Here are some tutorials -

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 6:07 AM

    here is the official explanation of silverlight

    It is in competition with adobe flash

    Silverlight has many uses

    1 netflex -watch movies

    2 windows phone

    3 Data-use prism, dependency injection, entity framework(code first-data model)

    4 esri-geographical mapping

    5 I  am sure their are other items you can use silverlight

    Silverlight uses client server Model(code first gets you to understand how to use this.... this should be helpful




    Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:19 PM
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    Friday, October 28, 2011 7:25 AM
  • I'm surprised you would try to use SL3.  Not even sure where you would get that somewhat "old" version.  SL5 is the latest version with the most/best features.

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:08 AM
  • Silverlight 5 is the best in my opinion.  You should also upgrade your environment to Visual Studio 2010 as well. 

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:55 PM
  • Silverlight 5 is the best in my opinion.  You should also upgrade your environment to Visual Studio 2010 as well. 

    HAve you tried to install Silverlightx64.exe v 5.0.6118.0 on a 64bit version of Vista Home Premium?

    I'm getting an error, indicating it can't be installed, as (paraphrasing) "your system doesn't support 64 bit software".

    I have a build of version 4 installed. 

    Here are the steps involved in the error:

    1.] Check for needed plugin updates through Firefox v 8 on Add-in page. 

    2.] Check indicates Silverlight update needed, link for update file provided.

    3.] Download and attempt to install Silverlightx64.exe (release date 11/18/2011).

    4.] Update fails with previously indicated error.

    As mentioned, I DO have a 64b op sys, and Silverlightx64 says it is {intended to be} compatible with Vista 64.

    NOTE:  While writing this, I found and checked the error log.  The exact error sheds some light on the problem.  It seems I oversimplified the problem.  The error indicates:

    Unsupported 64-bit OS detected

    I have an AMD processor. It seems the AMD based 64bit version of Vista (Home Premium) is not supported by Silverlightx64.exe

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:15 AM
  • Additionally, does this maybe require running the 64 bit version of IE?  I think I remember reading that the DEFAULT for IE is the 32 bit version.  And you have to navigate the Start menu to find and use the 64 one.

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:55 AM