So You've Installed Silverlight 2 Beta 1: What Next?

So You've Installed Silverlight 2 Beta 1: What Next?

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OK, so you've got all the bits downloaded and installed on your machine. What's the best way to start to get familiar with everything we've added to Silverlight 2?

Well, you could do worse than start with the thirty page hands-on lab that I spent part of last week frantically working on! This lab takes you through the various steps of creating and packaging an application, figuring out layout and controls, all the way through to creating a mini-game using Silverlight 2. It's a good lab to get familiar with XAML, Expression and the new Visual Studio tools.

Once you're done with that lab, there are a number of others that you can go through to add depth to your knowledge, written by Adam and Laurence. Download them here. And if even that isn't enough for you, there are some tutorials here that Jesse Liberty has been working on. Hopefully that's plenty to get you up and running for now!

  • Tim,

    Karl here.  I've started writing Mole for Silverlight.  It's going very well and hope to ship soon.

    I have a minor bump in the carpet.  SL 2 does not have a TreeView control.  Any ideas?  I've spend hours searching, did find one company but their control set is $550.00 for a distributable license.  I only need a TreeView to finish.  I really don't want to spend 3-4 days writing a TreeView for Silverlight if possible.

    Thanks for any suggestions,

    Karl Shifflett

    http://karlshifflett.wordpress.com/mole-for-visual-studio/

  • Just a quick point, in the Silverlight Fundamentals doc it tells you to take a look at the binary ouput but it forgets to tell you to build the code first. I know, but it is aimed at the total novice, might be nice just to throw a 'press build now' in there first ;)

  • Yes, we have Silverlight 2 Videos and Yes we have Silverlight 2 tutorials But don't miss Tim Sneath's

  • Yes, we have Silverlight 2 Videos and Yes we have Silverlight 2 tutorials But don't miss Tim Sneath's

  • Yes, we have Silverlight 2 Videos and Yes we have Silverlight 2 tutorials But don't miss Tim Sneath's

  • Any has a tutorial for creating a custom control that is bindable ?

    so you kan write:

    <src:CustomControl>

    <CustomControl.ItemTemplate>

       <DataTemplate>

    ...

  • The lab was really very good. Great job.

  • Great lab Tim!  Just what I needed to get rolling with the new Silverlight Beta.

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