Learn Silverlight and practise how to write silverlight enabled web applications. This set of silverlight tutorials will guide you from the basic concepts of Silverlight and lead you through the advanced topics. The Silverlight tutorials in this section is prepared by the Microsoft MVP 'Tony John' who is the founder of dotnetspider.com and Techulator.com, the website for
Chapter 1 :
What is silverlight ?
This gives an introduction to the new Microsoft Silverlight technology.
Chapter 2 :
Difference between Silverlight 1 and Silverlight 2
This chapter explains some of the primary differences between Silverlight 1 and Silverlight 2
Chapter 3 :
Difference between Silverlight and WPF
This chapter explains some core differences between Silverlight and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
Chapter 4 :
Tools required to develop Silverlight applications
This chapter talks about various development tools available to develop Silverlight applications.
Chapter 5 :
Difference between Silverlight Runtime and Silverlight SDK
In this tutorial, you can learn more about the difference between Silverlight Runtime and Silverlight SDK
Chapter 6 :
What is XAML ?
This chapter gives an introduction to XAML - the eXtended Application Markup Language
Chapter 7 :
What is .xap file ?
This chapter explains the purpose of .xap file in Silverlight applications
Chapter 8 :
"Hello World" Silverlight application
In this chapter, you will learn how to create your first Silverlight application
Chapter 9 :
Files created by Visual Studio by default
In this chapter, let us analyze some of the files created by default by Visual studio
Chapter 10 :
Build and run your Silverlight hello World application
In this chapter, you will learn how to build and run your Silverlight application
Chapter 11 :
What is app.xaml ?
This chapter explains the significance of app.xaml file in a Silverlight application.
Chapter 12 :
This chapter gives an introduction to the Page.xaml file automatically created by Visual Studio while creating a Silverlight project.
Chapter 13 :
Getting started with XAML tags
This chapter gives an introduction to the XAML tags in Silverlight applications.
Chapter 14 :
How to place a Silverlight control in a web page ?
This chapter explains how to place silverlight controls in a web page.
Chapter 15 :
How to set default .xaml page in a Silverlight control ?
This chapter demonstrates how to change the default .xaml page used in a Silverlight control
Chapter 16 :
How to open XAML pages from another XAML page ?
This chapter shows how to open a xaml page from another xaml page.
Chapter 17 :
Open a specific xaml page from a Silverlight control
This chapter shows how to open a specific xaml file from a Silverlight control which include multiple xaml pages.
Chapter 18 :
Layout controls in Silverlight
This chapter explains various layout controls available in Silverlight 2.0
Chapter 19 :
Layout panel controls in Silverlight - Canvas
This chapter explains the Canvas control in Silverlight.
Chapter 20 :
How to display image in a Silverlight control ?
This tutorial shows how to display an image in a Silverlight control.
Chapter 21 :
How to drag and move an image or object in Silverlight ?
This tutorial shows how to drag and move an image within a Silverlight canvas control.
Chapter 22 :
How to pass parameters to Silverlight controls from ASP.NET pages ?
In this chapter, you can learn how to pass parameters to Silverlight controls from within your aspx pages
Chapter 23 :
How to call WCF methods from Silverlight controls ?
This tutorial and the attached sample project demonstrates how to access server side data from Silverlight controls using WCF.
Chapter 24 :
Calling WCF from Silverlight controls - Part II
This chapter is a continuation of the previous chapter and explains how to call WCF methods from the Silverlight controls.
Chapter 25 :
Access Session variables from Silverlight controls
This tutorial explains how to access Session variables from a Silverlight control.
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