Trial version needs beta code from Microsoft?

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  1. Robert Hames
    Robert Hames avatar
    13 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2009

    Posted 11 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    I downloaded the Silverlight RadControls, and when I tried to bring up one of the projects in Visual Studio, I got compile errors. I was told that there were missing assemblies, and that I needed to download your service pack 1.

    When I tried to access the help content, it told me that the help file was corrupted, and I was told that there was a corrupted help file in the version I downloaded, and I should download it again.

    I have now downloaded your SP1, and when I try to run the demo, it tells me there are missing RIA assemblies. I looked in other threads, and it says that I need to go to Microsoft, and download RIA. The only thing there is to download is beta code.

    Are you saying that I need beta code from Microsoft in order to make your software work? Isn't there a version that will work with what is available in production now for Silverlight from Microsoft? I want to try the trial version, but I do not want to base my decision to buy or not to buy on beta code from Microsoft.
  2. Milan
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    Milan avatar
    1989 posts

    Posted 14 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Robert Hames,

     

    I understand your frustration with our dependency on Ria Services but on the other hand Ria Services is the easiest way to transfer data to and from Silverlight applications and it is natural to have Ria example in our demos. Ria Services is only required by our demo application - our controls are not tied down with Ria in any way and you are not required to use our controls with Ria Services. 

    There are two ways to workaround the problem:

    - Install our controls on a virtual machine where it is safe to run WCF Ria Services Beta
    - Run our online demos instead - you can check the code using our code viewer.
    - Modify both GridView.CS and ExamplesWeb projects to remove the code that uses Ria Services.

    Here is a list of the changes that should be made to remove all Ria code:

    1) ExamplesWeb project

    - remove NorthwindDomainService.cs + NorthwindDomainServiceMetaData.cs
    - remove all XML "add" elements with name "DomainServiceModule" from Web.config

    2) GridView.Cs project

    - Delete  Silverlight/DomainDataSource folder

    Once the changes are done you should be able to compile and run our demos without Ria Services installed.

    I hope the information is helpful.

    Best wishes,
    Milan
    the Telerik team

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