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Updating Visual Studio 2008/.NET 3.5 RIA Services applications to Visual Studio 2010

With multi-targeting, upgrading to new versions of Visual Studio should be painless right? Not so if you’re using Ria Services. My God, what have we done? We’ve recently built a few Silverlight 3 applications using Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.5 and WCF Ria Services.  These applications are fairly small sample applications built on top of and inside of our existing.NET 3.5 business applications, a fairly large multi-project Visual Studio solution.  Now that it’s time to upgrade that solution to Visual Studio 2010, we’ve found some difficulties with WCF Ria Services.  Oh Yeah We plan to upgrade the Visual Studio tool first and later begin a migration plan to move our projects from .NET 3.5 to 4.0.  A fairly straightforward and mainstream approach. What we’ve found right off the bat, however, is that Visual Studio 2010 doesn’t support the WCF Ria Services Beta that we used with Visual Studio 2008, in fact those projects won’t even compile with 2010.  You’ll likely get a goofy me