Thursday, April 7, 2011

IIS is Missing XAP Mime Type for Silverlight Application

lego mimeUpon navigating to the web page hosting a newly deployed Silverlight application, I received the following error:

Error: Unhandled Error in Silverlight Application
Code: 2104   
Category: InitializeError      
Message: Could not download the Silverlight application. Check web server settings  

Thanks, but which server settings? In my case the MIME type for the .xap extension was missing in IIS7. I’m not sure why it was missing since .xaml and .xbap were already defined. I simply added the “.xap” extension and it’s corresponding MIME Type “application/x-silverlight-app” and all was well.
Xap Missing Mime Type In IIS

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1 comment:

Dean Willson said...

A link to instructions for adding the mime types to IIS6