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Will Silverlight work with Visual Studio 2017?

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  • I'm pretty sure they dropped support in VS 2017 (which seems dumb considering end of life for SL is 2021), but I wonder if there is a way to get it to still work with VS 2017.

    Anybody know if it will and what steps need to be taken to make it work?  I'd like to work with the new VS 2017 while maintaining SL 5 apps.


    • Edited by Mark Tiede Wednesday, March 08, 2017 3:43 PM
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017 3:26 PM

Answers

  • https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/productinfo/vs2017-compatibility-vs

    Silverlight

    Silverlight projects are not supported in this version of Visual Studio. To maintain Silverlight applications, continue to use Visual Studio 2015.


    egr

    Monday, March 13, 2017 11:34 AM

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  • Sorry I don't have the answer and I'm waiting for it ;)

    Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:54 PM
  • https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/productinfo/vs2017-compatibility-vs

    Silverlight

    Silverlight projects are not supported in this version of Visual Studio. To maintain Silverlight applications, continue to use Visual Studio 2015.


    egr

    Monday, March 13, 2017 11:34 AM
  • Yeah that EOL of 2021- we were just kidding about that.
    -Microsoft
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:54 PM
  • Yeah that EOL of 2021- we were just kidding about that.
    -Microsoft

    Yes this is a very bad news....

    Come on, at least support it until 2017, so it will be far more easy to have two visual studio versions side by side thanks to the improvement installation process... 

    Pls vote the uservoice item : 

    https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/18610774-support-silverlight-projects-in-visual-studio-2017

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:52 PM
  • Not quite sure what you meant about the side by side Visual Studios. You CAN do that. I run VS 2013 and now 2017.  2013 is where I do my SL, but I wanted to move it up to 2017 and get rid of the old VS versions that I have taking up space.

    And I sure wish that had something as good as Silverlight to take its place.  I hate getting sucked into Silverlight and LOVING it only to have it screwed over with no good replacement.  The best alternative seems to be take a zillion different javascript libraries and piece meal stuff here and there.

    I loved doing Silverlight in Pascal (RemObject's Oxygene language).  It was a beautiful thing.  The best I've seen in my 45 year career doing programming.

    And now I can't even compiler it in VS 2017.  And it isn't even 2021 yet.  Oh well.  At least I saw a security update for Silverlight come through today.

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:29 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    Based on the official information for the VS2017, it doesn't support the Silverlight like Alexander Egorov's suggestion.

    So if possible, you could use the VS2015 for it.

    Actually this issue has been reported to the product team here:

    https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/18610774-support-silverlight-projects-in-visual-studio-2017

    If possible, you could vote and add your comment here.

    For the 2012, it is the Product support lifecycle information for Silverlight, I think you could get the information here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/lifecycle/search?alpha=Microsoft%20Silverlight%205

    Best Regards,

    Jack


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    Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:45 AM
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  • This is really "nice"

    I have to keep VS2008 because I have a lot of recent ! Hardware(Trimble High Accuracy GPS) that uses Windows Mobile 6.5 and no other VS can produce code for this.

    And now I have 50 GB VS2017 Download (i will try Xamarin) , additional to my VS2013 that I have to keep because we have a big Intranet Silverlight solution that will surely live until 2020! And before any question come up ... it is not so easy, partly impossible because of performance reasons to replace it with Javascript.

    I give all of my votes!


    Freudi


    Freudi

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:59 AM