Now that our SharePoint development environment is set up and ready to go, let's build a simple "hello world" style Silverlight web part. Later on in the chapter, we will talk about how to create a Silverlight dashboard and connect it to SharePoint. When building a web part, it is always a good idea to start simple and then add features. This allows us to make sure the Web Part is properly set up to run in SharePoint.
To begin building our Silverlight web part, you will need to complete the following steps: