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Using the Hotfix (DLLs Only)

The following topic will show you how to use the Hotfix DLLs. The same instructions should be used when installing the Latest Internal Build.

The Hotfix archive is a bare-bones upgrade option for the Telerik controls - it contains only those files that you need to replace in your project to upgrade to the new version of Telerik UI for Silverlight. If you are already using Telerik products and just want to update, then you should download the latest Hotfix and apply it. The Hotfix archive contains the following files:

  • Binaries folder - contains the .dll files

  • Binaries.NoXaml folder - binaries without XAML.

  • LicenseAgreements folder

  • Themes.Implicit - implicit styles friendly XAML.

If you are installing the Telerik products for the first time, we recommend you to download the installation package (MSI file).

Updating Telerik UI for Silverlight to a New Version

In order to apply the Hotfix, you need to perform the following instructions:

  • Log into your Telerik account.

  • Click Products & Subscriptions and then select UI for Silverlight from the dropdown (or Trial downloads if you are a trial user).

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If you've purchased Telerik DevCraft Complete/Ultimate bundle, you will see it in the Products & Subscriptions dropdown.
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  • Click "Download Installer and other resources" button. Common Installing Download Button

Again, if you've purchased Telerik DevCraft Complete/Ultimate bundle, you will be redirected to a page with all the products in the suite.
Scroll to "UI for Silverlight" product. Click "Browse all product files" to go to the details download page.
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  • After that click the "Silverlight 5 - DLLs only" or the Latest Internal Build link.Common Installing Hotfix 030

You can also check here to go directly to the latest internal build download page.

  • Once the download completes, right click on the zip in Windows Explorer and select "Properties" from the menu.
    If there is an "Unblock" button, press it. Press the OK button. Then unzip the files at a convenient location.

  • If the upgrade is major (i.e. from Q2 2011 to Q3 2011), check the Release History.

  • Back up your application.

  • Close Visual Studio or any other IDE which may lock the old assemblies.

  • From the newly downloaded and unzipped files, copy the new DLLs (located in the Binaries folder) to your Silverlight application's folder which contains the Telerik assemblies. Replace the old dll files.

  • If you are using VS.NET, update the controls references in your project to point to the new DLLs.

  • Clean the solution.

  • Recompile your project.

  • If you have added the control in GAC, remove it by running a gacUtil to remove the old copy and then add the new one.

  • Run the project.

In case the project does not build:

  • Please make sure that all the assemblies you have referenced are with the same version.
  • Clean the project as sometimes Visual Studio is caching old binaries. Then Rebuild.
  • If this does not help, delete the bin and obj folders of the project manually and Rebuild.

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