Silverlight 2 Beta 2 installs Beta 1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

     I am trying to experiment with Silverlight 2 Beta 2. I try to install it, by going to this site _http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=50A9EC01-267B-4521-B7D7-C0DBA8866434&displaylang=en.

     Once I install, I check my control panel and I only see three new entries
     - Microsoft Silverlight 2.0.30226.2
     - Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 SDK Beta 1
     - Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008

    I was curious as to why Beta 1 was installed, but proceeded with a simple app development instead. I created a small sample with a web app to host. When the designer loads, I get Beta 1 evaluation period has ended and do not see anything in the designer. I continue with just the XAML and then start my web app to see the changes. The page gets the same Beta 1 evaluation period ended message and I cannot view anything.

     I think I am missing something obvious here, but cannot figure it out for the life of me! I am installing in XP and VS 2008 RTM. Any help is much appreciated!

    Monday, September 22, 2008 2:33 AM


All replies

  •  Hi etrast81


    You can try this link for downloading Silverlight 2.0 beta 2.0 before you install this software must you uninstall all kinds of silverlight software 

    mark as answer if its help u 

    Monday, September 22, 2008 2:39 AM
  • Thank you for the quick reply.

    I uninstalled the SDK that came with the VS tools (silverlight_chainer.exe) and installed the version from the site you pointed out. It also installs only Beta 1. Tongue Tied Still get the same error!

    Monday, September 22, 2008 2:53 AM
  •  Hi are u check your control panel what they are present please tell me about sivlerlight

    Monday, September 22, 2008 3:05 AM
  • Like I mentioned, I see three items in my control panel that relates to silverlight.

    - Microsoft Silverlight 2.0.30226.2
    - Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 SDK Beta1
    - Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008

    Please let me know if you need further information.

    Monday, September 22, 2008 3:14 AM
  • Hi

    i think your system has some problem because you mentioned the errors just go through this 

    Please download and install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.  Before that, you a take a look at this artcile.  Please feel free to let me know the result.



    Monday, September 22, 2008 3:40 AM
  •  Because I saw in my system control panel

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

    Microsoft Silver light2SDK Beta2

    Microsoft Siver light

    Microsoft Silver light ToolsBeta2forvs2008

    Monday, September 22, 2008 3:53 AM
  • Uninstalled using the cleanup utility. Still no avail.

     (FYI. I am using VMWare virtual machines. So I have tried the installation using a prior snapshot as well. The first thing I am installing is directly Beta 2. I have not installed Beta 1 before. So I do not understand why this issue happens. Need to at least install and try a few samples soon because client is asking for some information. Any help is much appreciated! )

    Monday, September 22, 2008 5:53 AM
  •  Hi you dont think about silverlight beta1 compare than silverlight beta2.0 .. when you install siverlight 2.0 beta2  you need not install silverlight beta 1 and dont worry about silverlight beta 1.

    in my system i did first uninstall sivlerlight beta 2 chainer  and then reinstall same  silverlight beta 2.0 its working fine ya .. if it is possible you ask to microsoft customer care .. at the same time i will also find out the solution cheers


    Monday, September 22, 2008 6:24 AM
  • Ok finally some progress.

     I read this post http://silverlight.net/forums/t/24670.aspx and realized that the version in the microsoft site (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=50A9EC01-267B-4521-B7D7-C0DBA8866434&displaylang=en) is wrong.

    Please see the above mentioned post for the correct location. I can already see that this is beta 2 version because it says "beta 2" in the products affected list. Plus the sizes if the two chainer files are also different.

     But I also get the 'Missing Patch" error and cannot proceed with the installation. Will keep monitoring both threads to see if any resolution is reached.

    Monday, September 22, 2008 6:55 AM
  • Hi you can try this link


    i think it will be helpful for you 


    Monday, September 22, 2008 7:07 AM
  • Hurray! Finally figured it out.

    Like I said in my previous post the location mentioned by 'mohammedsaif' in this forum http://silverlight.net/forums/t/24670.aspx is the CORRECT version of silverlight 2 beta 2. The missing patch error I was getting was only because of an open firefox browser.

    The installation has completed successfully and now I have beta 2 finally! I cannot believe microsoft has the WRONG version in its official website http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=50A9EC01-267B-4521-B7D7-C0DBA8866434&displaylang=en

    Please do not download beta 2 from there. It will probably save you 2 days of headache and heartburn!

    (P.S. Am I allowed to mark as answer to my own question? Well I am gonna anyways. ;))

    Monday, September 22, 2008 7:16 AM
  •  Hi etrast

    Are u solve your problem now ???

    ok Goahead 




    Monday, September 22, 2008 8:03 AM