Creating our first service-enabled and data-driven Silverlight 4 application using Visual Studio 2010

In this recipe, we'll build a very simple Silverlight application that uses techniques that are explained in much more detail later on in the book. We'll be using data binding, which is a technique to easily connect data to the user interface (UI) and connect to a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service.

However, the main goal is to get a grip on the basics of Silverlight by trying to answer questions such as how a Silverlight application is built, what the project structure looks like, what files are created, and what is their use.

Getting ready

To get started with Silverlight application development, make sure that you have installed Visual ...

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