Friday, February 12, 2010

Where is Silverlight Toolkit installed?

The short answer is check your start menu for an item that is named similarly to Microsoft Silverlight 3 Toolkit November 2009. The typical answer is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit. This has all shortcuts to items of importance. When you download the Silverlight Toolkit you will notice it is an MSI. This means it has an installer. However, this installer does not allow or tell you where it will install its goods.

After reviewing the Microsoft Silverlight 3 Toolkit November 2009 entry in my Start Menu, I found the following installation points.

Binaries – where the .dlls are that you can reference in your project,
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit\Nov09\Bin

Documentation – the CHM file version of the documentation
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit\Nov09\Documentation.chm

Sample Source Code – the source code to the controls in the toolkit and sample code for using the toolkit
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit\Nov09\Source

Silverlight Toolkit on CodePlex – link to the Silverlight toolkit on CodePlex where you likely downloaded the toolkit from, and can get the latest version from.

Silverlight .net Discussions – link to the Silverlight forums where you can post your own questions or just search for answers or even answer some questions :)

Source Code – shortcut to the exact same place that Sample Source Code pointed to… Weird
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit\Nov09\Source

Toolkit Samples – link to a local (runnable) copy of the Silverlight Toolkit. Opens in your default web browser.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit\Nov09\Samples\default.htm

Welcome – link to local web page that is a Good starting point, release notes, explanation similar to what I gave here, etc
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit\Nov09\Welcome.htm


Other Points of Interest

Themes –Use these themes to change the look of your Silverlight applications without much work at all.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v3.0\Toolkit\Nov09\Themes

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