From Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate back to Beta 2Thomas Claudius Huber
If you’ve played around with Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC), you sure have noticed that it’s pretty fast. E.g. the WPF- and Silverlight-Designers come up quickly and much faster that in Visual Studio 2008.
But for now there are some reasons to wait before installing Visual Studio 2010 RC:
- Silverlight 4 Beta is not supported. Silverlight 4 will be supported with the next public drop of Silverlight 4, what means when the Silverlight 4 RC is available. A date for that hasn’t been specified yet by Microsoft.
- The available Preview Version for .NET 4.0 of Expression Blend doesn’t work with Visual Studio 2010 RC. It only works with Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010. A new version will be available soon as the Expression Website says, but no one knows what “soon” means.
The second point I just noticed now. And so I decided to go back to Beta 2 cause I’ve a session about Model-View-ViewModel this week at BASTA! Spring in Darmstadt.
To go back to Beta 2, make sure you uninstall everything of the Release Candidate. After I’ve uninstalled Visual Studio 2010 RC, I had additionally to remove .NET Framework 4.0 from Programs in Control Panel. Tip: Order the installed programs by date, then you see what you’ve to uninstall pretty good.
After I’ve installed the Beta 2 again, everything worked fine. But I got an error when compiling my WPF-project telling me the following:
“GenerateResource” task failed unexpectedly. System.DllNotFoundException: Unable to load DLL ‘FileTracker.dll’ …”
After some search I found a connect-entry on microsoft.com with the solution. My folder “C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework” contained a “v4.0” directory additionally to the “v4.0.21006” directory installed with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. After deleting the additional folder that has a higher number than v4.0.21006 (it’s the RC ;-)), the Beta 2 works fine again and I can compile everything as expected. Find the connect-entry that pointed me to the solution here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=501894&wa=wsignin1.0