If 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.
There are lots of screenshots for you to follow along.
He promises to include Windows Phone 7 too.
To take your next step in getting started with Silverlight, see Silverlight Video Tutorials.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation