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Install checklist for Silverlight 4 RC, Blend 4 Beta and Windows Phone Developer tools from MIX10

March 19, 2010

I’m upgrading my machines to the latest bits and I haven’t seen an aggregated list of all the Silverlight, Blend and Windows Phone tools yet, so I thought I’d post mine.  As an extra bonus I’ll add the extra links for training and documentation resources.

This list is for the full setup for Silverlight 4 RC and Windows Phone development.

1. Visual Studio 2010 RC
If you need help downloading and installing this bad boy, here’s a video from Channel 9 explaining the process.

2. Silverlight 4 RC Tools

One setup file that installs the Developer Runtime, Tools for Visual Studio, SDK and WCF RIA Services.

3. Expression Blend 4 Beta 
One setup file that installs the  Blend SDK for Silverlight 4, Blend SDK for .NET 4

4. Windows Phone Developer Tools
Installs Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone CTP, Windows Phone Emulator CTP, Silverlight for Windows Phone CTP, XNA 4.0 Game Studio CTP

5. Expression Blend Add-in Preview for Windows Phone 
Windows Phone development integration add in for Blend.

6. Expression Blend SDK Preview for Windows Phone
Project templates for Windows Phone development in Blend.

7. Silverlight 4 Toolkit (optional)
No new update yet, but the version released in November still works

    And with those files installed you are ready for Silverlight 4 RC and Windows Phone development.  Enjoy!
  1. Ian
    March 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks Adam – that’s a useful list that makes sense of a fairly baffling array of choices. I found another one that I am not sure you have covered (or if you need to ) : WCF RIA Services Toolkit March 2010 available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b43bab5-a8ff-40ed-9c84-11abb9cda559&displaylang=en

  2. curious
    March 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    FWIW, he description on #2 (silverlight 4 rc tools) mentions that it installs WCF RIA Services, too.

  3. dawmail333
    March 20, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I can’t seem to get this to work: I installed the WP7 CTP SDK, then Blend 4, then the Blend WP SDK, then the addin, and I don’t see WP project templates in Blend. Also, trying to open an existing WP project causes it to crash… Any advice? Running Win7 x64. Thanks.

  4. March 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Adam, you forgot to mention that Phone 7 development requires Windows 7 or Windows Vista operation systems

  5. ebams_dk
    June 9, 2010 at 3:13 am

    hi..please help me…i have installed VS2010 RC and SL 4 but my Project can’t be Load..can you help my Problems…..thank’s….

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