General, .NET, Silverlight »

[10 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments]

As some of you might know, a new RC has just been released for VS2010 – it’s supposed to be much more stable and faster than the second beta.  However, as of now, there’s no Silverlight 4 support, we’ll have to wait for a new release of the Silverlight assemblies.  Which means those of you – including me – who use Visual Studio 2010 for Silverlight 4 development are stuck with the beta for now.


And the beta isn’t exactly crash-prone, especially in combination with Silverlight.  However, there are a few things you can do to improve your experience.  One of them comes down to disabling the Highlight References feature, which I just read about on the design-time writer’s block


I would like to add another tip to that, which greatly reduced the number of crashes (not just on startup, but throughout development) for me: start up Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 without the splash screen, by using devenv.exe /nosplash.


Hope these few tips help some of you out!

Silverlight »

[9 Sep 2009 | 0 Comments]

As mentioned on Joe Stegman’s blog, Tim Heuer and Scott Barnes have established a feature tracker for new features we’d like to see in Silverlight 4.  The whole community can now vote for the features they’d like best on the Silverlight Feedback Forum


So if there’s a feature you’d really like to see in Silverlight 4, here’s your chance to let the team working on it know!  If you happen to feel like doing me a favour: vote for commanding support, please ;-)  A few other features I voted for: printing support, webcam support & Sillverlight for iPhone (or better, mobile in general).


What are your picks?  Let them know!