Chapter 2. Setting Up and Discovering Your Environment

IN THIS CHAPTER, WE WILL:

• Install Visual Studio 2010 and the Silverlight tools for this Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

• Create a first Silverlight 4 application and inspect its files.

• Use the Visual Studio designer and understand the relationship between XAML and design.

• Install Expression Blend and use it to add an effect and an animation to the Silverlight application.

Before we start programming, we need to install and configure some tools. We will also take a short tour of the applications in which you are going to spend quite a lot of time while you read this book, and hopefully after you are done reading, too!

Installing Visual Studio

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