You do Flash and now you want to add Silverlight to your skillset?
You've come to the right place.
With the tools installed, it’s time to begin creating Silverlight projects. We’ll start with something simple – adding a ball to the stage when the mouse is clicked.
Here’s an example written in Flash:
To create this example in Flash, you could use the steps below:
Now let’s take a look at how you would create this example in Silverlight covering each step in detail.
To create a new Silverlight project in Expression Blend click “New Project…” found on the Welcome Screen or the top menu under the File menu item. This brings up the “New Project” dialog which displays a list of the available project types. By default the “Project types” node is selected in the left menu, but if you select the Silverlight node you will see the full list of Silverlight project types:
For this project, we’ll use the Silverlight Application + Website project type. Select the option in the menu and hit OK. Blend will now create a solution file and the two projects, along with a few files to get you started.
The solution and project file used by Blend is the same format used by Visual Studio. This enables the workflow between the two tools to be seamless. A shared file system, including source control, is one of the great advantages of the tool set. Design tasks and development tasks can be accomplished using the same files using the respective tools. No need to copy and paste between the two.
Now that we have the project created, let's setup the stage to resemble the original example.