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Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development Beginner's Guide by Frank LaVigne, Cameron Albert

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Tools needed

Now that we've covered the skills that are required to effectively use Silverlight, and saw the concepts which are new to Silverlight, let's go over what tools you will need to start developing in Silverlight.

At a bare minimum, you will need the following software installed on your Windows powered computer:

  • Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2008 SP1 with Visual Studio Tools for Silverlight
  • The Silverlight runtime
  • Silverlight Toolkit
  • Expression Blend 3

Note

The Get Started section on the official Silverlight site: http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/ will have the most up to date links and installation instructions.

Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developers working ...

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