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3D Game Development with Microsoft Silverlight 3 Beginner's Guide by Gastón C. Hillar

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Time for action—preparing the development environment

First, we must download and install various Silverlight development tools.

We need to install Visual C# 2008 (.NET Framework 3.5) with Service Pack 1 or greater (Visual C# 2010) in order to successfully complete the installations provided here. Installing Silverlight 3 Tools will uninstall the previous Silverlight versions. We will not be able to create Silverlight 2 applications using Visual C# 2008 with Silverlight 3 Tools installed in our system. Visual C# 2010 does not have this restriction because it allows us to choose the desired Silverlight version target.

Tip

You can use the free Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition or greater (http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/). However, you ...

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