Getting Started with Silverlight
Microsoft Silverlight will reach end of support after October 2021. Learn more.
The topics in this section give you step-by-step information for getting started developing Silverlight-based applications. It includes information about the development tools, how to create a basic project in Visual Studio, and provides links to samples with the source code.
In This Section
Describes the available development tools, where to get them, and how to install them.
Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio 2010
Describes the Visual Studio 2010 design capabilities for Silverlight.
How to: Create a New Silverlight Project
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a new Silverlight project using Visual Studio.
Walkthrough: Creating Your First Silverlight Application
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a simple Silverlight-based application. It covers the basics of using panels, controls, and event handlers.
Walkthrough: Creating a Silverlight Clock by Using Expression Blend or Visual Studio
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a more complex application using Expression Blend or Visual Studio. It covers graphics and animations.
Includes information about samples included in the documentation and links to additional samples with source code.