Forgive me as most of this is just stupid mistakes on my part.
I have been trying to use Balder as a solution for an existing Silverlight project with 3D content, but continue to hit frustrating roadblocks. Unfortunately at the same time I am trying to get used to a new computer with Windows 7, and Visual Studio 2010.
I will share what I’ve learned, as well as ask for help with new roadblocks.
The first problem was something new in Win 7, where downloaded files have a new “Blocked” flag automatically placed on them. Visual Studio 2010 will not open “Blocked” files. This was the first roadblock with trying to build the Balder
The issue was that after extracting the source from the zipfile, each file must then be unblocked, but right clicking and selecting properties. This is easy enough to do, except you are forced to do it one file at a time, you cannot select multiple files
and unblock them all at once. Fortunately there is an easy simple solution!!! Unblock the zipfile BEFORE extracting the files (or if you’ve already extracted them, delete the entire source folder, unblock the zipfile, then re-extract).
Simple huh? Too bad Windows doesn’t tell you anything about this new “feature”.
Second issue…. (and this one is all me just being dense), but I thought I’d share it in case someone else has the same issue……. Silverlight “Tools” and Silverlight “Toolkit” ARE-NOT-THE-SAME-THING!!!!!!!
Working with Silverlight in Visual Studio 2010… REQUIRES Silverlight “TOOLS”, not Silverlight “TOOLKIT”
I know this seems obvious, and it is… But if you are in a hurry, and don’t read carefully, realizing that the Silverlight pages tell you that you need “tools”, if you are interrupted (I frequently have to work on my development projects
5 minutes at a time), and come back to it later, it’s easy to find the “toolkit” and think you’ve done it right. It’s too bad that the tools and toolkit pages don’t mention this explicitly, it would have saved me a lot of
With the above fixed, my next post has me still trying to compile the latest Balder source (Balder-ebeb64df800a). Hopefully the problems are as simple as above, and I will greatly appreciate your help.