Can't Load Silverlight Projects in 2008

Aug 9, 2009 at 3:46 AM
Edited Aug 9, 2009 at 3:51 AM

I have downloaded the current Unity source from the repository. Inlcuded is a solution for Silverlight, Unity.Silverlight.sln. When I try to open it I receive the following error message in Visual Studio 2008.

"The project type is not supported by this installation."

I am running Vista fully patched, VS 2008 9.0.30729.1 SP, and Silverlight dated 8/2/2009.

Any ideas what I am missing or have misconfigured in my development environment to cause this message and make loading the project fail? I tried directly loading the silverlight subprojects and get the same error.


Aug 9, 2009 at 4:34 AM

Silly question, but do you have the Silverlight SDK installed, or just the Silverlight runtime? I've only seen that error if the Silverlight dev tools aren't installed. You can get them from here.

If you've got the Silverlight 3 dev tools installed, umm, hrm, weird. Can you create any Silverlight projects?


Aug 11, 2009 at 5:58 AM

Thanks. That did the trick. I had tried to use the web installer for version 3 of the SDK and it had failed. Reran the installer and all works. Thanks.