D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Silverlight 1.1 Alpha, foiled by...AVG!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 5:04 PM

I downloaded the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha and giddily-like-a-schoolgirl launched my VS.NET 2008 Beta 2 environment, finding the Silverlight node and selected a Silverlight project template! Oh, the anticipation, the excitement, the...error messages?

Hmm...turns out that VS.NET doesn't have access to a file...and AVG is warning me about something as well...



The issue, as it turns out, has to do with the file being accessed: Testpage.html.js. It's the double extension that AVG doesn't like (which is a good thing...you don't want files with TestPage.txt.exe getting into your InBox where granny can launch it and feck up your system). The problem though is that there's no easy way to disable this "feature" with the free version of AVG, which is what I'm running. So I guess I just have to uninstall my AVG to get this to work...HA, not likely!

Eric Wroolie (Who apparently specializes in Outsourcing and Offshoring?! How does a developer "specialize" in that? Does that make him a geek-pimp? Anyway...) has an article showing how to implement a workaround using Blend (read it here). Basically you create a project in blend, then open the project file and edit the settings while also changing the name of the file. But that means you have to do this for EVERY project you create. Not ideal, but it will work...as long as you have Blend installed. Otherwise...well, no breakthroughs that I've seen or figured out yet.

Curses AVG...ruining my Silverlight joy!



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