We’re happy to announce that you can now download an Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 that lets you target .NET 4 and Silverlight 5. The included DLLs address the previously discussed issue of the Visual Studio 11 Beta compilers being incompatible with the AsyncCtpLibrary* DLLs from the Async CTP;
In April, we released the Async CTP Refresh, and since then we’ve seen fantastic adoption of the technology. We’ve also seen the technology landscape evolve. Windows Phone 7.5, aka “Mango”, was released. Silverlight 5 has had both a Beta and an RC release.
So many of you have asked about it, and it’s finally here. You can now download the RC SDK and Developer Runtime of Silverlight 5, which includes TPL Tasks!
From time to time, we get a question about whether we intend for Parallel Extensions to target Silverlight. The simple answer is: Not Yet.
Here’s a more complete answer: Not for Silverlight 2.0, at least. Rich Lander from the CLR team described the Silverlight compatibility story very nicely over on his blog.