Silverlight Logo h cIf you’ve been wondering how to write your first application with Silverlight, Dave Campbell has put together an article for DZone, Your First Silverlight Application. He explains, “Only 4 lines of real code stand between you and having a Silverlight application running. Join me as I begin a series with this introductory article.”

He begins by explaining what development tools you’ll need and how to get them. This includes the free Microsoft/Express versions of Visual Studio and SQL Server so you can quickly get started building apps for Web, Windows, Phone, and Database.

He then uses Visual Studio Express to build a “Hello World” application, including how to create a project and set the properties. Next, you’ll drag a textbox and a button onto the canvas.

Visual-Studio-Express-LogoYou’ll learn how to respond to a button click. Next, Campbell walks you through all the files you see in your project and explains what they are doing there.

There are lots of screenshots for you to follow along.

He promises to include Windows Phone 7 too.

See Your First Silverlight Application and Getting Started with Silverlight.

To take your next step in getting started with Silverlight, see Silverlight Video Tutorials.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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