Here are the links required to prepare a Silverlight 5 development environment for those that need to target Silverlight 5.1.20513.0 even when Microsoft remove the links to the downloads from their download site(s). Both the Developer runtime and normal runtime for 32-bit and 64-bit are included. Note: this release of Silverlight uses the same SDK and Tools version as for the previous release – links have been included for convenience. Continue reading Where to download Silverlight 5.1.20513.0 Tools/SDK/Developer Runtime
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Where to download Silverlight 5.1.10411.0 Tools/SDK/Developer Runtime
Here are the links required to prepare a Silverlight 5 development environment for those that need to target Silverlight 5.1.10411.0 even when Microsoft remove the links to the downloads from their download site(s). Both the Developer runtime and normal runtime for 32-bit and 64-bit are included. Note: this release of Silverlight uses the same SDK and Tools version as for the previous release – links have been included for convenience.
Continue reading Where to download Silverlight 5.1.10411.0 Tools/SDK/Developer Runtime
Where to download Silverlight 5.0.61118.0 Tools/SDK/Developer Runtime
Here are the links required to prepare a Silverlight 5 development environment for those that need to target Silverlight 5.0.61118.0 even when Microsoft remove the links to the downloads from their download site(s). Both the Developer runtime and normal runtime for 32-bit and 64-bit are included.
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Where to download Tools/SDK/Developer Runtime for Silverlight 4.0.60831.0
With the release of Silverlight 5 it is of course now difficult to find a download for the latest Silverlight 4 Developer Runtime for those of us developing for restricted client environments (again).
Silverlight 4 Developer Runtime 4.0.60831.0
Silverlight 4 Runtime 4.0.60831.0
Silverlight 4 SDK 4.0.60310.0, April 2011 Update
http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/9/B/B9BDD218-6974-4816-A309-0FC85A105521/sdk/silverlight_sdk.exe (from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15636). You should install this after you have installed the Silverlight 4 Tools for VS2010.
The above were found by going to Silverlight.net and selecting the “Silverlight 4 (Previous Version)” -> Silverlight 4 Runtime, however you have to use IE. Using Chrome resulted in downloading the latest version 5 runtime instead. Once downloaded I reviewed the final URL that was used to download, then changed Silverlight.exe to Silverlight_Developer.exe to get the developer runtime as well.
Where to download Tools/SDK/Developer Runtime for Silverlight 4.0.50524.0
This one is for anyone who has had to deal with Company Standard Operating Environments (SOE’s), and the red tape involved with deploying updates to applications such as Silverlight.
We have been working on a Silverlight 4 application, and along the way our development environment had its Silverlight Tools and Runtime updated to a more recent version than what the SOE machines are currently running. When we went to test the deployment, of course nothing worked.
“Ok that’s cool” we said, “we’ll just install the previous versions of the Developer Runtime, SDK and Tools”.
After a few frantic minutes of searching through hard drives, and our development installation area (where it SHOULD have been), we discovered that we didn’t have a copy of what we needed.
“Ok that’s also cool” we naively said, “we’ll just download them from Microsoft”.
Have you ever tried to search for the download anything other than the current version of an application from download.microsoft.com? We discovered today what a nightmare it can really be!
A good while later, after of trawling through blog posts and comments about how to downgrade and where to download, we finally found the following three working links for what we need to compile for Silverlight 4.0.50524.0.
Silverlight 4 Developer Runtime v4.0.50524.0:
Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 (SDK v4.0.50401.0) – (compatible with v4.0.50524.0):
And the runtime version installed in the SOE (just in case you want to test your application before trying to deploy):
Silverlight 4 Runtime 4.0.50524.0:
Here are the links to information that helped us find it all.
1) Developer Runtime was found here: Silverlight Release History http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1B7A3205-B5F8-4E20-BF42-792DE5923454&displaylang=en
We then changed the link for the version we found from Silverlight_Developer.exe to Silverlight.exe to get the standard runtime release without debug information.
2) A post from Tim Heuer showed us that there was no updated Tools/SDK so the original final release of the SDK (v4.0.50401.0) would work fine http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2010/06/03/silverlight-4-minor-update-june-2010.aspx. The link to the original Tools was then found in a blog comment somewhere – sorry I can’t remember where it is, and can’t see it in amongst the 20 odd Chrome windows + tabs open .
Time Heuer’s blog also had some helpful information on downgrading your Silverlight installation (e.g. uninstall the current SDK, reinstall the one you want and away you go).
I hope this saves someone a few minutes of their time!