Most of you know that a Silverlight 4 Beta was released last Wednesday, after Scott Gu’s PDC keynote. If you are a Prism user, and if you are reading this there’s a high chance you are, you are probably wondering how this relates to p&p future plans. Well, Blaine has given us a brief idea of Prism’s future in this forum thread, so you might want to check it out.
On a related but different subject Fernando and I migrated the latest Prism release to Silverlight 4 Beta version & Net 4.0. A few minor changes needed to be done in the code (explained here), and some other in the .csproj files due to an issue we came up using the Silverlight migration wizard.
After going through the migration wizard, you will notice that all Silverlight projects are not loaded. This is because they are still looking for the 3.0 installation directory instead of 4.0 as you can see in the picture below.
To fix this issue you need to edit your .csproj file and redirect it to the Silverlight 4 directory. The line that is related to this issue is the following:
<Import Project="$(MSBuildExtensionsPath32)MicrosoftSilverlight$(SilverlightVersion) Microsoft.Silverlight.CSharp.targets" />
Here you have two options:
- Replace “$(SilverlightVersion)” for “v4.0”.
- Modify any existing declarations of “SilverlightVersion“ in your file and update them to 4.0. Take into account that some of them might be using the “FrameworkVersion”. The code below shows this situation:
Prism Migrated Download
If you want to save some time, you can download the CAL, Quickstarts and RI from here. The code is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights and is shipped under the “works on our machine” license.
Have fun coding in Silverlight 4!!!