Posted 27 May 2010 Tweet
Here are updated quasi-official unit test framework bits for Silverlight 3 and Windows Phone developers. These are not intended for Silverlight 4 developers, since the same framework built for SL4 is included in the April 2010 Silverlight Toolkit.
This brings the new features from the Silverlight 4 version to developers who have a business reason to continue with Silverlight 3 development for the time being:
These are also the bits you want for Windows Phone testing.
Since the April 2010 toolkit release was targeted for Silverlight 4 developers only, these bits were not released for version 3 (though were built from the same source).
The Windows Phone development environment is based on a version of Silverlight 3 today, and so that means that you need to use Silverlight 3 binaries and class libraries when re-using Silverlight apps and code – not Silverlight 4.
These bits work well for phone developers and replace the older bits I had posted to my MIX talk site.
[Silverlight 3 binaries for the Silverlight Unit Test Framework, Zip 452KB]
You may need to ‘unlock’ the binaries for security reasons once downloading and extracting the assemblies from the .Zip. To do this, right-click on the file and select the ‘Unlock’ button.
These binaries are strong named as before, but are not Authenticode signed, so they are not official. This helps work around some Windows Phone signing issues I’ve heard reports of.
Hope this helps,
Jeff Wilcox is a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft on the Azure team.
Jeff has been at Microsoft since 2005 and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. Jeff lives in downtown Seattle.