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Yet again, we’ve updated the Silverlight Client for Facebook for the Silverlight 4 release version.  In order to use the updated one, you must follow these instructions:

  • First, uninstall the previous version you have.  This can be done in Add/Remove Programs on Windows or by just deleting the app on Mac.
  • Ensure you have Silverlight 4 installed.  If you are using the development tools and have installed Silverlight 4 developer tools, that’s fine.  If you are not a developer, visit http://microsoft.com/getsilverlight to get the latest Silverlight 4 version (4.0.50401.0).
  • After you have Silverlight 4 installed, visit the app page and install it.

You should be good after this! 

So why so many uninstall/re-installs!?  I thought you had an auto-update mechanism!

We do!  With Silverlight 4 trusted applications, the update mechanism requires that your applications be signed in order to use the auto-update APIs.  We wanted to wait until SL4 released in order to provide a signed version (and our internal signing process didn’t allow signing the beta).  Now that we have a signed version, you’ll be prompted when an update has been installed for the app.  For more details on signing your Silverlight applications see:

Hope this helps!


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4/15/2010 11:48 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
When will silverlight metro theme will be available.
4/15/2010 1:30 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Dragan -- technically this is a research/sample project for us. So for now it's perpetual beta :-). It's not an officially supported 'product' from Microsoft.
4/15/2010 6:55 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
I can't get it to install..there a pop up that says "This application was created for an expired beta release of Silverlight. Please contact the owner of this application and have them upgrade their application using an official release of Silverlight." I already installed the lastest Silverlight 4.
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4/15/2010 8:15 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Hi Tim,
can we get the source code for this app ?
congrats on the release, sl4 is out of this world !!!!
4/15/2010 11:15 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
I was curious, i give it a try
I do login using the client
and no luck

step to reproduce:
run the application
during login,
"Allow Silverlight 4 Beta Client to remember me, so I do not have to re-authorize it."
DO NOT ALLOW !

and thats it, i dont see anything on client, i can still see login
i press login again, and the login page broke
4/16/2010 12:15 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
marven -- you may have hit a server cache. Try again.

leo -- no source code right now

Andrew -- odd, i'll have to send this feedback to the dev team.
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4/18/2010 4:06 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Hi

I installed the lastest Silverlight, installed the app, logged in a gave it perms, and then... nothing! just a black box on my desktop. (Vista, latest Radeon drivers)
4/19/2010 1:01 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
4/21/2010 10:37 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
I seem to be having the same problem as Al and Andrew. After logging in I'm just presented with a blank screen. Any ideas as to what the problem is?
4/21/2010 11:12 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Dean, when did you install it? Uninstall the application, and re-install.
4/22/2010 8:27 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Hey Tim, I installed it yesterday morning. I've just tried reinstalling both it and silverlight but I still seem to be hitting the same problem. I can click login again once the dialogue has closed and it just shows what looks like an embedded web page which is completely black.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, with ESET-Smart Security anti virus and firewall. I'm also behind a university firewall, I'm not sure if any of this is relevant though.
4/22/2010 8:56 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Could it be a problem connecting the application to facebook? Every time I start it up I'm prompted to enter my email and password to connect it again even though I selected "Allow Silverlight 4 Beta Client to remember me, so I do not have to re-authorize it."

I've also noticed that clicking on the black square when reopening the login dialogue opens a page which asks me again to connect the client with facebook but clicking connect this time seems to simply reload the page.
4/27/2010 3:40 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
k2 blend - Do you see the application in the Add/Remove Programs area of the Control Panel?
5/6/2010 1:38 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Hey Tim,

Just to let you know the client seems to have started working all by itself. As far as I can tell it's not because of anything I did.

Dean
6/14/2010 7:46 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Tim,

The app isn't doing anything after I log in (blank window - the FB login piece goes away). I have SL 4, so I should be good to go, right?
6/21/2010 9:15 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Just installed it to try it out, and getting the black screen which some people seem to be getting.

Windows 7 (x64)
Silverlight 4 - Just installed latest one
7/15/2010 7:14 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
Same problem with me....black screen after logging in, i re-installed BOTH and still nothing.

Im on Windows XP
7/20/2010 2:53 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
After Googling "Facebook Silverlight blank screen" I ended up here. I guess I've got the same problem here on Win7 x64. It was working a few days ago and now this... I guess I'll just have to keep looking for an answer :-(
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7/21/2010 4:15 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
blank screen after logging in... only the about link works
7/22/2010 4:44 PM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
same problem blank screen Win7 x64 ultimate :(
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10/30/2010 3:09 AM | # re: Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release
This is great...I wish facebook chat was in it too.

 
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