The following topic describes the installation packages for the Telerik RadControls for Silverlight
Each installation package comes in three types:
- MSI file for automatic installation.
- ZIP file for manual (advanced) installation.
- DLL files only (a.k.a. HOTFIX).
Choosing MSI File For Automatic Installation
The MSI files are intended for easy and automatic installation of a product. It installs the controls on your computer in a folder in your Program Files named Telerik, and automatically creates the necessary virtual folders and projects.
For more information about how to install RadControls from MSI file, read here.
|If you already have Telerik RadControls installed from a MSI, you can safely install an updated version - the installer will keep your existing installation. The new files will be placed in a separate folder and the new installation does not damage the common installer files.|
Choosing ZIP File For Manual Installation
The ZIP is used to manual (advanced) installs and for upgrading/updating purposes.
For more information about how to install RadControls from ZIP file, read here.
Choosing DLL Files Only (HOTFIX)
DLL Files Only are used for updating/upgrading a product to a newer version. This is a bare-bones upgrade option for the Telerik RadControls. The hotfix contains only those files that you need to replace in your project to upgrade to the new version.
For more information about how to use HOTFIX DLL Files, read here.
|The latest MSI and ZIP packages available for download already have all updates/HOTFIXES applied. There is no need to update them further.|