"Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on Mac OS or Windows."
That's the marketing stuff. Here's the developer stuff.
Note that there are two versions of Silverlight:
- Silverlight 2.0 (formerly Silverlight 1.1) uses XAML and a .NET language (C#, VB.NET for instance) .
- How To Videos and Conference Sessions - Dozens of videos designed for both novice and professional Silverlight designers and developers.
- Whitepapers - Prefer your content in prose? We've got the paperwork for you. Check out the Silverlight Architecture and what's changed in the betas.
- QuickStarts - Task-based samples that walk you through the process of making and deploying your own Silverlight Applications.
Videos & Webcasts
- There are dozens of great video tutorials over at http://silverlight.net/Learn/.
- ASP.NET and Silverlight Silverlight 1.0 is released and promises a world of opportunity for providing rich user experience in web applications. This session explores on how you can integrate Silverlight into your ASP.NET Applications and also talks about how the upcoming version of ASP.NET has built in Silverlight controls that integrate well to provide great user experience.
- The .NET Show on Silverlight - Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander talk about Silverlight with lots of demos and details. It's worth the time even if you fast-forward a bit. It's a good overview.
- Silverlight and .NET – Integrated power and flexibility Microsoft Silverlight integrates with .NET to leverage several powerful features and scenarios. Learn how Silverlight can work seamlessly with .NET and how you can build cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).
- First Look at Silverlight Media capabilities Microsoft Silverlight, formerly known as “WPF/E”, has rich media capabilities that can play industry-standard audio/video and is ideal for building rich media Internet applications. Learn these technologies and unleash the power of rich media in your applications.
- Silverlight: Light up the web! Microsoft Silverlight, formerly known as “WPF/E”, doesn’t just have a new name. It has a lot of new features announced at MIX 07 and you can find out about all of these in this session. Learn how to light up the web with Silverlight.
There are a few good sources of top new Silverlight blog posts and informations:
Enjoy! Be sure to explore the sub-pages beneath this page! This is only the beginning. There's also piles more over at http://www.silverlight.net/.
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Sat, Jun 18, 2011 12:47 PM
Here are some recommended books dedicated to Silverlight either completely or for the most part. Silverlight 4 Books Introducing Silverlight 4 Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook Silverlight 4 in Action by Pete Brown Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# Pro Silverlight
Wed, Dec 24, 2008 1:32 PM
Here's some particularly amazing Silverlight examples found in the blogosphere. Also, be sure to check out the Silverlight Galleries and the Learn page. Examples The Silverlight Showcase- Check out this collection of sites and demos on silverlight.net
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 3:57 AM
Here are some recommended blogs and podcasts dedicated to Silverlight either completely or for the most part. Blogs List of Silverlight Community Blogs;- A huge "river of news" of aggregated Silverlight blogs. A great place to start. WPF Wonderland