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Silverlight Developer Guidance Map

Silverlight Developer Guidance Map

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If you’re a Silverlight developer or you want to learn Silverlight, this map is for you.   Microsoft has an extensive collection of developer guidance available in the form of Code Samples, How Tos, Videos, and Training.  The challenge is -- how do you find all of the various content collections? … and part of that challenge is knowing *exactly* where to look.  This is where the map comes in.  It helps you find your way around the online jungle and gives you short-cuts to the treasure troves of available content.

The Silverlight Developer Guidance Map helps you kill a few birds with one stone:

  1. It show you the key sources of Silverlight content and where to look (“teach you how to fish”)
  2. It gives you an index of the main content collections (Code Samples, How Tos, Videos, and Training)
  3. You can also use the map as a model for creating your own map of developer guidance.

Download the Silverlight Developer Guidance Map

Contents at a Glance

  • Introduction
  • Sources of Silverlight Developer Guidance
  • Topics and Features Map (a “Lens” for Finding Silverlight Content)
  • Summary Table of Topics
  • How The Map is Organized (Organizing the “Content Collections”)
  • Getting Started
  • Architecture and Design
  • Code Samples
  • How Tos
  • Videos
  • Training

Mental Model of the Map
The map is a simple collection of content types from multiple sources, organized by common tasks, common topics, and Silverlight features:

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Special Thanks …
Special thanks to Jesse Liberty, Joe Stagner, Paul Enfield, Pete Brown, Sam Landstrom, and Scott Hanselman for helping me find and round up our various content collections.

Enjoy and share the map with a friend.

  • We have so many resources on Silverlight but a consolidation of them all was missing. Thanks !

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