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Thom Little

When installing Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0
(WCF_WPF) November 2006 CTP I get two error messages (below).

Before this installation I installed both of them.

How do I install the two missing components?

Is there a required order of installation that must be followed?

"Setup has detected that recommended components are missing. To get an
integrated documentation experience for Visual Studio 2005 extensions for
..NET Framework 3.0 (WCF_WPF) November 2006 CTP you must have MSDN
documentation for Visual Studio 2005 SDK installed. It is recommended that
you install the MSDN documentation for Visual Studio 2005 and restart
setup."

"Setup has detected that recommended components are missing. To get an
integrated documentation experience for Visual Studio 2005 extensions for
..NET Framework 3.0 (WCF_WPF) November 2006 CTP you must have MSDN
documentation for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 3.0
documentation from Windows SDK installed. It is recommended that you
install the MSDN documentation for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET framework
3.0 documentation from the Windows SDK and restart setup."

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Thom Little www.tlanet.net Thom Little Associates, Ltd.
 
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Oliver Sturm

Hello Thom,

The .NET 3 documentation is part of the Windows SDK download, and the
installer is saying that you apparently haven't installed that
documentation. I have seen this many times and it's normally possible to
simply ignore this warning if you don't want or need the docs.

Tell me if I'm misunderstanding the question - my answer seems rather
trivial, looking at the text of the error messages you quoted :)


Oliver Sturm
 
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Thom Little

I installed both of them before attempting this installation.

What the MSDN documentation for Visual Studio 2005 is is a mystery. I
installed Visual Studio 2005. I installed the MSDN Library for August 2006
(the latest one distributed).

I installed the revised SDK that was released with .NET 3.0.

My strategy ... I don't want to ignore it. I want to fix whatever is broken
today so that I never have to deal with it again.

Since I think I already installed what it is complaining about I clearly
don't understand what it is complaining about or how to solve the
problem(s).

I am guessing that there is a "magical order" that must be followed in
installing these elements in order for it to work correctly and I am not
following that "magical order" whatever it is.

_______________________________________________
Thom Little www.tlanet.net Thom Little Associates, Ltd.
 
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Oliver Sturm

Hello Thom,
I installed the revised SDK that was released with .NET 3.0.

That should prevent these error message from coming up, in my experience.
In that case I don't know what's going wrong for you - there is no magic
installation order or anything like it that I'm aware of.


Oliver Sturm
 
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Keith Patrick

I got that error, too. It launches the SDK installer, which installs, but
launching it again, it will relaunch the SDK installer. I wound up hacking
the registry by looking at the MSI's pre-req product code & manually
inserted one in. It's a terrible solution, but the installation process is
pretty bad itself
 
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Thom Little

I reported the problem as an MSDN incident and the person I was working with
reproduced it on one of his machines (at Microsoft).

He reported it as a bug.

I simply ignored the tow errors and let the installation continue.

It will (in theory) be a non issue when Orca is released.

_______________________________________________
Thom Little www.tlanet.net Thom Little Associates, Ltd.
 
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RobinS

Thom Little said:
When installing Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0
(WCF_WPF) November 2006 CTP I get two error messages (below).

Before this installation I installed both of them.

How do I install the two missing components?

Is there a required order of installation that must be followed?

"Setup has detected that recommended components are missing. To get an
integrated documentation experience for Visual Studio 2005 extensions for
.NET Framework 3.0 (WCF_WPF) November 2006 CTP you must have MSDN
documentation for Visual Studio 2005 SDK installed. It is recommended
that
you install the MSDN documentation for Visual Studio 2005 and restart
setup."

"Setup has detected that recommended components are missing. To get an
integrated documentation experience for Visual Studio 2005 extensions for
.NET Framework 3.0 (WCF_WPF) November 2006 CTP you must have MSDN
documentation for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 3.0
documentation from Windows SDK installed. It is recommended that you
install the MSDN documentation for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET
framework
3.0 documentation from the Windows SDK and restart setup."

_______________________________________________
Thom Little www.tlanet.net Thom Little Associates, Ltd.

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As other people have commented, they're probably looking for the SDK, but
this is the *Windows* *Vista* *SDK*, which has the help files. And believe
me, you'll be happy you have them. So if you didn't install them, you might
want to back up and start over.

Just to be helpful, here is the order in which you need to install stuff to
develop WPF and/or WCF:

Assuming you're running Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, and Visual Studio
SP-1.

1) .Net 3.0 Framework (This comes automatically with Vista, so skip this if
you're running Vista).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...0B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&displaylang=en

2) Download and install the Windows Vista SDK. You should do this *before*
installing the extensions to Visual Studio (step 3 below) because the help
files must be present on your computer in order for them to be linked to
Visual Studio. Even though this SDK is labeled "Windows SDK for Windows
Vista", when you begin to install it, one of the screens indicates that it
is also the correct version for XP (sp2).

You need to download and install this even if you are running Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...00-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang=en

3) Download and install the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for WCF and WPF.
You have to do this even if you are running Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...37-CC86-4BF5-AE44-F5A1E805680D&displaylang=en

4) If you want to verify that it's done right, open Visual Studio, select
"Create a new Project". Look for an entry in the C# or VB node in the
treeview of project types that reads ".Net Framework 3.0". When you pick
this, you should see in the details pane to the right an entry under
"Visual Studio Installed Templates" called Windows Application (WPF).
Create a new app and select a term which is WPF-related (like Window),
press F1 and see if you get the right context-sensitive help.

This worked great for me, and I'm WPFing to my hearts' content. :)

Robin S.
 
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Oliver Sturm

Hello RobinS,
As other people have commented, they're probably looking for the SDK, but
this is the Windows Vista SDK, which has the help files.

I thought it was still called the "Windows SDK", which it has been called
since Windows 3 days... whatever, that was of course what I was talking
about from the beginning, in case there's any confusion.


Oliver Sturm
 
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RobinS

Oliver Sturm said:
Hello RobinS,


I thought it was still called the "Windows SDK", which it has been called
since Windows 3 days... whatever, that was of course what I was talking
about from the beginning, in case there's any confusion.


Oliver Sturm

It says "Microsoft SDK for Windows Vista and .Net Framework 3.0 Runtime."

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...00-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang=en

At any rate, I just wanted to be *really* clear about it.


I also thought the SDK for XP is probably still available, and if you're
running XP, you *still* need to install the Vista "version". As you install
it, it says it's for XP/SP-2 as well. It says it on the web page as well,
but how many people read all that stuff? ;-)

The .Net 3.0 installation order and components are not specifically given
on Microsoft.com or msdn2.com anywhere that I could find, so once I tracked
down the information, I put it somewhere I could find it in case other
people had the same problems I had.

Robin S.
 
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