There’s a ton of stuff out there that just makes my head go crazy. If you want to get started, here’s the quick run down of problems I ran into and what I did to get things up and running.
|FREE||Silverlight 1.0||Initial release.|
|FREE||Silverlight 1.1 Alpha September Refresh||Upcoming Release (final version will be named 2.0).|
|Trial||Microsoft Expression Blend||Supports Visual Studio 2005. (Project files only)|
|“Preview”||Microsoft Expression Blend 2
|Supports Visual Studio 2008. (Solution and Project files!)|
|FREE||Silverlight 1.1 tools for VS2008||Support of Silverlight 1.1 in Visual Studio 2008.|
*Pretend Blend v1 and Silverlight 1.0 never existed. Get all the lastest stuff, believe me. You’ll be MUCH happier.
I’m getting started with the Creating a Clock with Silverlight tutorial. I’m running Silverlight 1.1 Alpha, Visual Studio 2008 (with Resharper 3.0), Expression Blend 2 December Preview, and the Silverlight Tools Alpha for VS2008 all on a Vista Business Edition machine.
Update: This is a Silverlight example, but the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 has not been released yet (along with the tools for VS2008) that makes me sad, =(. Still, it is an awesome tutorial to create a Digg client application from Scott Guthrie.
“The entire application is implemented in about 35 lines of C# code and 75 lines of XAML page/user-control markup” -ScottGu <– WOW.