Installing Visual Studio 11 and Visual Studio 2010 with Lightswitch

We had a few issues this week with installing Visual Studio 11 Beta with LightSwitch on top of an existing installation of Visual Studio 2010 with LightSwitch. After a lot of installs and reinstalls we worked it out.

Here is what we did (we’ve included links to help you find the correct files).

  1. Install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 (this might also install Silverlight 4 which is needed for LightSwitch 2011)
  2. Install the Visual Studio SDK SP1. There is also an SDK called Visual Studio SDK (without the SP1), but that’s the wrong one!
  3. Install LightSwitch 2011( Trial Version)
  4. Install the LightSwitch 2011 Extensibility Toolkit
  5. Install Visual Studio 11 beta (this will automatically install Silverlight 5, make sure you don’t have Silverlight 5 beta already installed, otherwise it won’t automatically upgrade to Silverlight 5 and LightSwitch won’t run properly)
  6. Install the Visual Studio 11 beta SDK
  7. Install the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for VS11

Hope this helps!

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