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Great, what tools are there for it?
- Microsoft Expression - comes in a few flavours (from Wikipedia's Microsoft Expression page):
- Microsoft Expression Web (code-named Quartz) - WYSIWYG website designer and HTML editor.
- Microsoft Expression Blend (code-named Sparkle) - Visual user interface builder for Windows Presentation Foundation applications.
- Microsoft Expression Design (code-named Acrylic) - Raster and vector graphics editor.
- Microsoft Expression Media - Digital asset and media manager.
- Silverlight tools for Orcas - the add-on tools for the beta version of the next Visual Studio.
So, how do I start coding? So far I've just used Textpad to edit the HTML/XAML/JS files in my sample applications. The QuickStarts pages are a very good place to start. I've also used Expression Blend to "drag-and-drop" the XAML, but continued my development in Textpad. Once you start 'trying your own hand' at XAML/Silverlight, you will need a resource like the MSDN Silverlight Reference.
I've been working on a little Silverlight project - so expect a follow-up blog post sometime soon.