Installing Silverlight 4 tools with Visual Studio 2010 RC

With the release of Visual Studio 2010 RC I was disappointed that the Silverlight team hadn’t released an updated tools installer <Insert theories of the team waiting for Mix2010 to release an updated installer>.

I was forwarded to this website which explains how to install the Silverlight 4 tools for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 onto Visual Studio 2010 RC http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://sorokoletov.com/2010/02/hate-2-wait-silverlight-4-beta-2-vs-2010-rc/

It comes down to

  • Extract the SL4 installer
  • Modify the .xml file to enable it to install
  • Modify the registry
  • Replace one of the RIA .dlls with a patched version.

By David Burela