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Last Week Silverlight-Related Releases

Several Silverlight-related releases were being published during the last week. Expression Launch The last released product in line of 2010 releases is the Expression set. Microsoft is going to announce it on June, 7th at Information Week in New York. The product will contain updated version of Express Blend and Sketchflow. The trial version can be downloaded from the official web site. This release does not include any update for Windows Phone 7 add-in and is not suitable for Windows Phone 7 development. Continue using Expression Blend 4 and WP7 Developer Tools. See details here. Silverlight...

Silverlight 4, Silverlight 4 Toolkit and Expression Blend are released

That has happened! Initial point of Silverlight 4 web portal can be found here. Silverlight 4 Toolkit (April 2010) can be downloaded here. Silverlight Toolkit April 2010 changes can be viewed here. Silverlight Toolkit April 2010 does not support Silverlight 3 and Visual Studio 2008. Use November 2009 release with Silverlight 3 and Visual Studio 2008. Microsoft Expression Blend 4 RC has been released too. It can be found here. Great article about Silverlight 4, installation and other related things is here ...

Performance of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

The performance of my instance of VS2010 beta 2 was not well. Especially, start of debugging process for silverlight applications was not fast enough. Loading of symbols files (to enable debugging) was taking about two-three minutes. BTW, there are a lot of complains on performance in beta 2. The situation was the same for silverlight 3 and 4 applications. The performance issue has been solved after installing MS Expression Blend Preview for .Net 4. The symbols loading time is almost the same asĀ  for VS2008. I am absolutely sure, Microsoft will improve performance in the release. ...