Cannot display PhysicsController in Blend 2

Jul 15, 2009 at 3:58 PM


I am new to the Physics Helper libraries. I was attracted by the skeleton demo today and so is here..

I followed the demo video to create a ground and a ball in Blend 2, when adding a PhysicsController, the control cannot be displayed in the design view and no "Physics" toolbox appears.

Blend 2 says

"The element "" could not be displayed because of a problem with

And in the Error List, it says

"Method not found: 'Void System.Windows.Application.LoadComponent

Then I go back to VS 2008 to complete it, the Silverlight web app works as in the demo.

I am using Silverlight 3 (latest release in July 2009), Expression Blend 2 SP1, VS 2008 SP1 with SL3 Tool and PhysicsHelper BETA.

Can you help to solve this problem? Thank you!!


Jul 15, 2009 at 4:30 PM

It sounds like you are using Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio, but the older Expression Blend 2.

You could try upgrading to Expression Blend 3 available here -

Also note, I will be uploading a new version of the Physics Helper Library "quite soon" --- which uses the new Behaviors available in Silverlight 3. You can see more on that here:


Jul 15, 2009 at 4:42 PM

O, sorry that I don't know nothing about Blend 3 RC.. I'll try it. Thanks!