In the spirit of my recent Silverlight Foundations post, I thought I'd post some Silverlight 2 resources which you might find useful as you get started with Silverlight 2 development. Enjoy!

Resources

  • Silverlight 2 Beta 2 - The plugin.
  • Silverlight Tools Beta 2 - Visual Studio add-on that allows you to create Silverlight 2 Beta 2 web sites in .NET.
  • Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview - A design tool which works hand-in-hand with Visual Studio to allow developers and designers to collaborate easily on Silverlight 2 projects.
  • Deep Zoom Composer - A tool which allows for the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature of Silverlight 2.
  • Kaxaml - A lightweight XAML editor that lets you write and edit XAML to see  rendered content.

Articles & Tutorials

  • Silverlight.net - A collection of articles, blogs, videos, tutorials, and forums with everything you need to get started developing Silverlight applications.
  • First Look at Silverlight 2 - Scott Guthrie takes us for a lap around the new Silverlight 2 platform by way of example. A great read for anyone interested in what's new in Silverlight 2.
  • Silverlight Articles - A collection of excellent articles on Silverlight topics by Dan Wahlin.
  • Project Rosetta - A collection of articles aimed at helping designers and developers use skills they already know to begin learning Silverlight.
  • Intellisense for Expression Blend - Telerik's own Stefan Dobrev shows how to add intellisense to Blend.

Blogs

  • Jesse Liberty - Self-proclaimed "Silverlight Geek" Jesse Liberty is always posting great Silverlight content to his blog. A must read!
  • Tim Heuer - Tim is a program manager on Microsoft's Silverlight team and former Microsoft developer evangelist.

Videos

 

If you have any Silverlight resources you'd like to share, be sure to mention them in the comments and I'll add them to the list.


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