Fix for Silverlight Design Time in Windows Azure Cloud Service issue

This’s a workaround for following configuration: Visual Studio 2008 (works fine on VS 2010); Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio February 2010 Release; Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008; Building a Silverlight application in a Windows Azure Cloud Service. Fixing the issue: 1. Close Visual Studio 2. Save attached file (Microsoft.CloudService.targets) to your […]

This’s a workaround for following configuration: Visual Studio 2008 (works fine on VS 2010); Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio February 2010 Release; Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008; Building a Silverlight application in a Windows Azure Cloud Service. Fixing the issue: 1. Close Visual Studio 2. Save attached file (Microsoft.CloudService.targets) to your local machine 3. Copy file to: C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\Cloud Service\v1.0 (64-Bit OS), and C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Microsoft\Cloud Service\v1.0 (32-Bit OS) – overwriting the existing file 4. Open Visual Studio, open your Cloud Service and you’ll find you’ll have the controls on Toolbox, Intellisense and you can paste in XAML without hitting Object reference error dialog.