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Silverlight Shots – Setting Up Your Development Environment

imageHey everyone … to keep to your 3 minute learning lesson goal .. let’s get started.  Today’s topic is going to be setting up your development environment so that you can begin development of Silverlight applications.  I am going to assume you are running a Windows OS …

First thing … let’s download the Microsoft Web Platform.  This will include the Silverlight tools and the runtime necessary for development.

Click on the link below…

http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/install.aspx?appsxml=&appid=Silverlight3Tools

Click on the following…

From here you will be prompted to run the Web Platform installer … so, you should see something like this…

Select Run…

You may be prompted with a security warning … if so, you will see the following …

Select Run…

After install, the Web Platform Installer 2.0 screen should be displayed. 

From here select the Web Platform tab…

Select Click to include the recommended products under Web Server, Frameworks and Runtimes, Database and Tools…

Select the Install button …

Once you finish the install, hopefully everything installed correctly, you can shut down the Web Platform Installer 2.0.  I won’t go over any of the other options in the installer … maybe another 3 minute topic later.

Okay … at this point … you should now have everything you need to start writing your first Silverlight application.  Yahoo…are you excited?

Coming next…

Next blog post, we will focus on creating a Silverlight application using the Visual Web Developer 2008 Express tool from Microsoft.

Any comments?  I would love to hear them.  Comment on this blog or contact me on Facebook or Twitter … at http://facebook.com/edglogowski and  http://twitter.com/edyg023 respectively.

 
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