Thursday, February 21, 2008

Installing WCF/WPF Extensions for VS 2005 after .NET Framework SP1

How to install WCF/WPF Extensions for Visual Studio 2005 if you've already installed .NET Framework 3.0 SP1?

If you have .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 installed on your machine, when attempting to install the Extensions - you'll get an error message saying:

Setup has detected that a prerequisite is missing. To use Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP you must have the .NET Framework 3.0 runtime installed. Please install the .NET Framework 3.0 runtime and restart setup.

Now, apparently .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 is not .NET Framework 3.0 for the Extensions installer.

Seems like the best way to go around this problem is to fool the Extensions installer by putting a fake key into the registry:

"DisplayName"="Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0"


Worked for me! :)

see: Visual Studio 2005 WPF Extensions Problem


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PHacker said...

Thanks worked like a charm!

Sir Demon said...

Worked Perfectly! I could kiss you! you have no idea how long I had to search to find this solution.