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Silverlight Learning Guide: Get the software you need


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Silverlight: Get the software you need

Want to get started with Silverlight? You can find links to all the tools necessary for Silverlight development on the Microsoft Silverlight: Get Started page. For your convenience we have provided links to the relevant downloads below. Since all these products are in the preview stages, be sure to check back often for updates.

Silverlight tools for developers and designers
These downloads are necessary to view Silverlight applications. Be sure to download the version that is right for your platform and browser.

Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate for Windows
Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate for the Mac
Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh for Windows
Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh for the Mac

Silverlight tools for developers
These downloads will help developers work with Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and with ASP.NET as they begin to build Silverlight applications.

Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate Software Development Kit
Silverlight 1.1 Software Development Kit Alpha Refresh
ASP.NET Futures (May 2007)
Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Professional Edition
Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

Silverlight tools for designers
These downloads will help application designers build the user interface elements that are then handed off, as XAML files, to developers.

Expression Blend 2 Preview (August 2007)
Expression Encoder Preview
Expression Design Preview

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This was first published in August 2007

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