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Hi Guys

I am creating a WCF project that will use Silverlight on the client side to consume the services. For some reason I don't have the Silverlight in my projects list. I have installed SP1 on Visual studio 2008 but still no joy. I downloaded Silverlight 3 and tried to install it, but I am getting an error message that says it cannot be installed because the same version is already installed.
Is there anything that I'm doing wrong.
Could you please advice me of any other way of adding Silverlight to my VS IDE.

Many thanks


I suspect that what you require is Silverlight 3 Tools for VS2008 SP1[^].

What I think that you might be trying to install is the Silverlight Runtime.

I could of course be totally wrong, as I don't use Silverlight myself. :laugh:
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Abhinav S 18-May-10 2:20am    
You are not at all wrong :) .
This in fact, is the right answer.
Yes correct. You need the Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008. Without that you can't develop Silverlight application in any case. You are using the Silverlight runtime and that is only for the user.
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After you install the Silverlight Tools (like others have mentioned), make sure you are in the correct edition of Visual Studio. You can use Visual Studio 2008 Pro or Visual Web Developer 2008 Express. The project will not be available in Visual C# 2008 Express. And make sure you install Sivlerlight 3 stuff... installing the Silverlight 4 stuff will just create a bunch of problems.
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Thank you very much for all your responses. You have all got it spot on. I needed Silverlight 3 tools not the runtime. Please bare with me I'm new to this Silverlight, currently learning how to consume WCF using Silverlight.

Many thanks for all your responses.

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