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Silverlight Debug Helper for Visual Studio 2012 RC

Published on Saturday, June 23, 2012 11:00:29 AM UTC in Programming & Tools

My small add-in for Visual Studio to help you debug your Silverlight applications had problems running on Visual Studio 2012 RC. It installed correctly but did not show up in the respective menu, and wasn't able to do its work either. Time to introduce some changes I wanted to do for a long time anyway!

The Debug Helper now is a Visual Studio Extension rather than an add-in, and can be installed directly from the Extension Manager from within Visual Studio, or downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery here:

Of course, the source code is still available through CodePlex, on the project's hompage:

There you can also find more documentation and information on the motivation to create the extension. Things that have changed in the new version besides the packaging:

  • Made detecting Silverlight projects more robust.
  • Made selecting the Silverlight debug engine more robust.

The extension has been tested on both Visual Studio 2010 and 2012. If you run into any issues, please feel free to contact me, preferably on CodePlex.

Tags: Chrome · Debugging · Firefox · Internet Explorer · Silverlight