In my previous post, I spoke of how Silverlight is bringing some great user experiences for viewing the Olympics on the web.  While it’s likely a large number of people reading this post have seen Silverlight even prior to the Olympics, you may be wondering how you can start learning Silverlight 2 and building compelling web solutions with it yourself.

As you might expect, there are a number of great primers on how to build Silverlight applications.  If you’re new to Silverlight development, the best place to start is by going to Silverlight.net to get examples of what is available as well as visiting the Get Started tab.  It will tell you what you need to start building great Silverlight applications.

For those of you that have already gone through that material, you may also want to take a look at the list of training videos available for free online below.  The list was compiled by my colleague Joe Stagner who has a great blog on building web solutions on the Microsoft platform.  The list of videos can also be found below:

  1. Silverlight - Hello World
  2. Silverlight - Anatomy of an Application
  3. Silverlight - The VS Environment
  4. Silverlight - Content Controls
  5. Silverlight - Built-In Controls
  6. Silverlight - Width, Height, Margins, Padding, Alignment
  7. Silverlight - Using a GridSplitter
  8. Silverlight - Grid Layout
  9. Silverlight - StackPanel Layout
  10. Silverlight - Canvas Layout
  11. Silverlight - Databinding UI to .NET Classes
  12. Silverlight - Simple Styles
  13. Silverlight - Custom Types in XAML
  14. Silverlight - Binding with Conversion
  15. Silverlight - List Based Data Binding
  16. Silverlight - Simple User Control
  17. Silverlight - Templating a Button
  18. Silverlight - Resources from XAP/DLL/Site Of Origin
  19. Silverlight - Animations & Storyboards
  20. Silverlight - Uploads with WebClient
  21. Silverlight - Downloads with WebClient
  22. Silverlight - Calling HTTPS Web Services
  23. Silverlight - Calling Web Services
  24. Silverlight - Making Cross Domain Requests
  25. Silverlight - Using HttpWebRequest
  26. Silverlight - File Dialogs and User Files
  27. Silverlight - Using Sockets
  28. Silverlight - Using Isolated Storage
  29. Silverlight - .NET Code Modifying HTML
  30. Silverlight - Using Isolated Storage Quotas
  31. Silverlight - Calling JavaScript from .NET
  32. Silverlight - Evaluating JavaScript from .NET Code
  33. Silverlight - Handling HTML Events in .NET Code
  34. Silverlight - Handling .NET Events in JavaScript
  35. Silverlight - Calling .NET from JavaScript
  36. Silverlight - Displaying a Custom Splash Screen
  37. Silverlight - Passing Parameters from your Web Page
  38. Silverlight - Loading Media at Runtime
  39. Silverlight - Dynamically Loading Assemblies/Code
  40. Silverlight - Reading/Writing XML
  41. Silverlight - Multiple Threads with BackgroundWorker
  42. Silverlight - Insert/Update/Delete with the DataGrid
  43. Silverlight - Getting Started with the DataGrid
  44. Silverlight - Embedding Custom Fonts

Happy Learning!

-Paul

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