Silverlight Design Tools

Although it's technically possible to create the files you need for a Silverlight application by hand, professional developers always use a development tool. If you're a graphic designer, that tool is likely to be Microsoft Expression Blend, which provides a full complement of features for designing visually rich user interfaces. If you're a developer, you'll probably use Visual Studio, which includes well-rounded tools for coding, testing, and debugging.

Because both tools are equally at home with the Silverlight application model, you can easily create a workflow that incorporates both of them. For example, a developer could create a basic user interface with Visual Studio and then hand it off to a crack design team, ...

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