While I am here, might as well share a headache from last week...
The .NET FX 3.0 July CTP shipped with out "cider" (aka VS Extensions for Orcas)...
why would MS do that ? Pretty simple: there were huge fixes for Card Space and WCF that needed to go out; so there was plans for the June Refresh
At the same time, the Vista team was releasing a new build ( 5472.5, which rocks!! ) and Cider did not have time to sneak in a re-compile...
OK, so no Cider does that mean you should skip July CTP? imho you could if you are *not* in one of these situations:
So, again if you are not in the two above, stick w/ june it is quite good.. If you are in the second one, use a test machine just to validate your progress but develop in June CTP.. the differences are mostly bug fixes..
If you must ( and lots of you working with me are in this situation ) move to Vista, then there is a unsupported workaroudn you can try.. I emphasize unsupported; which you can translate as "this is not recommended, you will get burned" ...
you can try to install the June CTP with the
msiexec /i vsextwfx.msi WRC_INSTALLED_OVERRIDE=1
This will let you install ... It works OK for the most part... I get intellisense and can create new projects (have all the WinFX templates)... but I had to disable Cider ( so using XML editor for xaml) .. and I do notice some issuses with the build system.. I end up having to do a "rebuild all" alot cause if I jusst build and all I had updated were xaml files, these changes are not being picked up .. .
Published Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:25 AM by jaimer