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Overview

Visual Studio Extensions for UI for Silverlight aim to help developers when creating Silverlight Application with Telerik UI for Silverlight.

The extensions handle the following major points in the development with UI for Silverlight:

  • Project creation, conversion and configuration – reference management.

  • Project Upgrade - upgrading UI for Silverlight to a new version.

  • Common scenario page creation - aid creating pages with basic scenarios in the usage of UI for Silverlight.

  • Toolbox configuration – select what version of Telerik UI to be populated in the Toolbox.

Visual Studio Extensions for UI for Silverlight are distributed with the UI for Silverlight installer. They can be downloaded and installed as separate product from the Visual Studio Gallery for Visual Studio 2010 and later. The extensions support Visual Studio 2010 and 2012, handling Silverlight 5 applications.

The Visual Studio Extensions can be accessed through the Telerik | UI for Silverlight menu which has different menu items depending on the selected project in Visual Studio. The extensions can be accessed through the context menu of a Silverlight Application as well.

No selected project in Visual Studio

VSExtentions SL Overview Menu Create

Selected project in Visual Studio is Standard Silverlight Application

VSExtentions SL Overview Menu Convert

Selected project in Visual Studio is Telerik Silverlight Application

VSExtentions SL Overview Menu Configure

When installed, the extensions add several project templates to the New Project dialog of Visual Studio:

VSExtentions SL Overview Project Templates

These are available in the language specific nodes of the dialog as well. New Project dialog contains Telerik Silverlight Application under both CSharp\Silverlight and Visual Basic\Silverlight nodes.